Articles tagged "geothermal heat"

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Japan shifts focus on abundant geothermal energy

After devastating earthquake and tsunami that crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant three years ago Japan is still keeping all their remaining nuclear power plants shut down and actively searching for alternative energy sources ever since. With rich

March 28, 2014

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World's first magma-enhanced geothermal system created in Iceland

In 2009, a borehole drilled at Krafla, northeast Iceland, as part of the Icelandic Deep Drilling Project (IDDP), unexpectedly penetrated into magma (molten rock) at only 2100 meters depth, with a temperature of 900-1000 C. The borehole, IDDP-1, was the first

January 25, 2014

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Eruption of Grímsvötn from the glaciers perspective

The Glacier Change blog posted an interesting article about recent eruption of Iceland volcano from a glaciers perspective: Skeiðarárjökull Glacier,Vatnajökull retreat Grímsvötn eruption and Jökulhlaup May 2011...

May 24, 2011