Geothermal Energy

From Theoretical Models to Exploration and Development

  • Ingrid Stober
  • Kurt Bucher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ingrid Stober, Kurt Bucher
    Pages 1-13
  3. Ingrid Stober, Kurt Bucher
    Pages 15-24
  4. Ingrid Stober, Kurt Bucher
    Pages 25-33
  5. Ingrid Stober, Kurt Bucher
    Pages 35-60
  6. Ingrid Stober, Kurt Bucher
    Pages 61-63
  7. Ingrid Stober, Kurt Bucher
    Pages 65-113
  8. Ingrid Stober, Kurt Bucher
    Pages 115-123
  9. Ingrid Stober, Kurt Bucher
    Pages 125-163
  10. Ingrid Stober, Kurt Bucher
    Pages 183-202
  11. Ingrid Stober, Kurt Bucher
    Pages 203-219
  12. Ingrid Stober, Kurt Bucher
    Pages 221-232
  13. Ingrid Stober, Kurt Bucher
    Pages 233-253
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 279-291

About this book


The internal heat of the planet Earth represents an inexhaustible reservoir of thermal energy. This form of energy, known as geothermal energy has been utilized throughout human history in the form of hot water from hot springs. Modern utilization of geothermal energy includes direct use of the heat and its conversion to other forms of energy, mainly electricity. Geothermal energy is a form of renewable energy and its use is associated with very little or no CO2-emissions and its importance as an energy source has greatly increased as the effects of climate change become more prominent. Because of its inexhaustibility it is obvious that utilization of geothermal energy will become a cornerstone of future energy supplies. The exploration of geothermal resources has become an important topic of study as geology and earth science students prepare to meet the demands of a rapidly growing industry, which involves an increasing number professionals and public institutions participating in geothermal energy related projects. This book meets the demands of both groups of readers, students and professionals.


Drilling methods Exploration techniques Geothermal energy utilization Hydraulics Hydrochemistry Renewable energy

Authors and affiliations

  • Ingrid Stober
    • 1
  • Kurt Bucher
    • 2
  1. 1.Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT Applied GeosciencesKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.University of Freiburg Mineralogy and PetrologyFreiburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-13351-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13352-7
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