EGU General Assembly 2022
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Geothermal research in Uzbekistan

Irina Sidorova
Irina Sidorova
  • Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Tashkent, Uzbekistan (

A large scientific project is being implemented in Uzbekistan (2019-2021) to study Heat Flow Density anomalies оn the territory of the Republic. Long-term studies by geophysicists of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics have allowed the creation of a geothermal database and a new Heat Flow distribution map. Comprehensive geophysical work is being carried out, including gravimetric, seismic and magnetotelluric studies in three areas (1) Muruntau, (2) Krasnogorsk, (3) Bayangora. According to the constructed gravimetric maps, zones of decompression and faults were identified. Low and high velocity areas have been identified from seismic sections. Magnetotelluric sounding made it possible to identify conduction zones that correlate with anomalous Heat Flow Density. Based on the complex of geophysical data, a three-dimensional model of the deep structure was built for the promising area ​​Muruntau. The locations of wells for the construction of a geothermal station have been determined.

How to cite: Sidorova, I.: Geothermal research in Uzbekistan, EGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022, EGU22-10,, 2022.