Near-Surface Temperature Measurements

  • Lev EppelbaumEmail author
  • Izzy Kutasov
  • Arkady Pilchin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences book series (LNESS)


Near-surface thermal prospecting is based on temperature measurements in shallow (up to several meters in depth) drill holes. Since geological objects differ in terms of their thermal properties, these temperature measurements provide valuable information about features of the geological targets in the areas under investigation. The developed interpreting system includes: (1) elimination of seasonal variations by using repeated observations with following linear filtering, (2) terrain relief corrections by a correlation technique which facilitates the identification of anomalies associated with ceratin buried features, (3) application for quantitative analysis of thermal anomalies the advanced methodologies developed for magnetic prospecting for conditions of inclined relief, arbitrary magnetization (polarization), and an unknown level of the normal field. Several examples illustrate effective application of quantitative examination of thermal anomalies in ore and oil & gas geophysics, in archaeological and environmental investigations.


Temperature Anomaly Salt Dome Temperature Moment Anomalous Body Horizontal Circular Cylinder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geophysics, Atmospheric and Planetary SciencesTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.BYG Consulting Co.BostonUSA
  3. 3.Universal Geoscience and Environment Consulting CompanyWillowdaleCanada

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