Earth Resources and renewable energy

Posted on: June 30th, 2015 by nifs_admin

Geothermal mapping project was initiated with the intention to produce a detailed and complete database of the geothermal resources of Sri Lanka. Although Sri Lanka is not situated on an active geothermal area, i.e. closer to an active plate boundary, there are clear indications of low-enthalpy activities as evidenced by the presence of thermal springs. Generally, all of the known thermal springs are located in a close proximity to the Highland-Vijayan (H/V) lithological boundary. This has led to the hypothesis that H/V boundary could be playing a role in the formation of geothermal resources. (more…)

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