Heat Flow in Italy

  • M. Loddo
  • F. Mongelli


More than 50 heat flow measurements in Italy are examined. The values, corrected only for local influences (when present), are related to the main geological features with the following results: on foreland areas, 55±19 mWm−2; on foredeep areas, 45±21 mWms on folded regions and intermountain depressions, 76 ± 29 mWm−2. In volcanic areas the heat flow is up to and more than 600 mWm−2. From a tectonic point of view, these values are consistent with the hypothesis that the Apennine Chain is characterized by two arcuate structures, one from Liguria to Latium, and the other from Campania to Calabria, which both present geophysical evidence similar to that of the classic island arcs.


Heat Flow Bouguer Anomaly Geothermal Field Benioff Zone Heat Flow Measurement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Loddo
    • 1
  • F. Mongelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Geodesia e Geofisica dell’Università di BariBariItaly

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