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Measurement, processing and interpretation of Earth’s thermal state: new developments and impact on the geo-community (co-organized)
Convener: Andrea Förster  | Co-Conveners: MASSIMO Verdoya , Niels Balling , Irina Artemieva 
 / Fri, 22 Apr, 15:30–17:00 / Room 2.20
 / Attendance Fri, 22 Apr, 13:30–15:00 / Hall X2
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This interdisciplinary session invites contributions from various geoscience disciplines which collect, interpret, or use data on the Earth's thermal state for different types of studies. The session will address the following topics:
1. Major advances in the determination and interpretation of terrestrial heat flow; including vertical variation of heat flow, error determination and quality classes, the use of temperature data from resource exploration, identification of hydrothermal overprints, use of geoneutrino in heat-flow studies;
2. Use of thermal data for academic and industrial studies, including geodynamic modeling, lithosphere structure, global heat-flow budget, subglacial heat flow and the fate of large ice sheets, mineral exploration and geothermal energy;
3. Advances in laboratory measurements and in situ determination of rock thermal properties and heat production;
4. Advances and problems in global heat-flow data compilation, including data sharing and information systems/platforms.
Other contributions related to studies of terrestrial heat flow are also invited.