Title

Prospecting for geothermal energy through satellite based thermal data: Review and the way forward

Author First name, Last name, Institution

F. M. Howari, Zayed University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management

Publication Date

9-1-2015

Abstract

© 2015 Iran Solid Waste Association. Geothermal investors need to be confident with the methods and results of exploration programs. Also cutting the upfront cost of geothermal exploration will further encourage investors to consider investment in this emerging clean energy field. Hence, it is of paramount importance to improve prospecting techniques in order to explore where economic concentrations of geothermal energy are to be expected. The current study evaluates different approaches for downscaling thermal data from remote sensing images together with factors in surface and subsurface environment. The paper discusses case studies, the challenge and the way forward for geothermal prospecting as well as practical solutions to discrepancy that faces the mapping and documentation of spatial geothermal anomalies. It also discusses main criteria that should be considered while prospecting for geothermal energy.

ISSN

2383-3572

Publisher

Iran Solid Waste Association

Volume

1

Issue

4

First Page

265

Last Page

274

Disciplines

Life Sciences

Keywords

Geothermal energy, Reflectance spectroscopy, Renewable energy, Satellite, Thermal data

Scopus ID

85030459135

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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