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Energies 2014, 7(11), 7434-7453; doi:10.3390/en7117434

3D Geothermal Modelling of the Mount Amiata Hydrothermal System in Italy

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Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, University of Pisa, Via S. Maria 53, 56126 Pisa, Italy
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Terra Energy Srl, Spin-off of the University of Pisa, Via S. Maria 53, 56126 Pisa, Italy
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 29 May 2014 / Revised: 6 October 2014 / Accepted: 6 November 2014 / Published: 17 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geothermal Energy: Delivering on the Global Potential)
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In this paper we build a subsurface model that helps in visualizing and understanding the structural framework, geology and their interactions with the Mt. Amiata geothermal system. Modelling in 3D provides the possibility to interpolate the geometry of structures and is an effective way of understanding geological features. The 3D modelling approach appears to be crucial for further progress in the reconstruction of the assessment of the geothermal model of Mt. Amiata. Furthermore, this model is used as the basis of a 3D numerical thermo-fluid-dynamic model of the existing reservoir(s). The integration between borehole data and numerical modelling results allows reconstructing the temperature distribution in the subsoil of the Mt. Amiata area. View Full-Text
Keywords: Mt. Amiata; 3D geological modelling; numerical modelling; geothermics Mt. Amiata; 3D geological modelling; numerical modelling; geothermics
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Fulignati, P.; Marianelli, P.; Sbrana, A.; Ciani, V. 3D Geothermal Modelling of the Mount Amiata Hydrothermal System in Italy. Energies 2014, 7, 7434-7453.

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