Three-dimensional deep temperature modelling along the European geotraverse

Vladimír Čermák, Louise Bodri

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Abstract

Lithospheric temperature distributions, Moho heat flow and the thermal thickness of the lithosphere along the European geotraverse were numerically calculated for a simple 3-D geothermal model. Relatively low crustal temperatures dominate the Baltic shield (TM 400-500°C), while high Moho temperatures of up to 900-1000°C are to be expected in the Alpine-Mediterranean area. Also the expected heat flow from below the crust may vary from less than 20 mW m-2 in northern Europe, to over 50-60 mW m-2 in the south. The results for two different approaches to assess the lithospheric temperature field are given, compared and discussed in terms of the data reliability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalTectonophysics
Volume244
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - ápr. 15 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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