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Geothermal Setting In Blacksburg, VA

There are numerous determinations of temperature and geothermal gradient in the area. The closest heat flow values are those of Reiter and Costain (1973), Perry and Costain (1979), and Reiter and others (1989).

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Reiter, M. S. and J. K. Costain, 1973, Heat flow in southeastern Virginia, Jour. Geophys. Res., 78, p. 1323-1333.
Perry, L. D., J. K. Costain and P. A. Geiser, 1979, Heat flow in western Virginia and a model for the origin of thermal springs in the Appalachians, J. Geophys. Res., v. 84, no. B12, 6875-6883.
Reiter, M., Costain, J.K., and Minier, J., 1989, Heat flow data and vertical groundwater movement, examples from Southwestern Virginia, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 94, No. B9, p. 12,423-12,431, September 10.

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