An Energy Appraisal Of Volcanic And Hydrothermal Phenomena (On The Example Of Kamchatka)

The Energy Expenditure Associated With The Quaternary Volcanic Activity On Kamchatka Is Three Times Higher Than The Heat Losses As A Result Of Background Conductive Heat Flow In This Region, And 17 Times Higher Than The Heat Discharge By Hydrothermae. The General Intensity Of Deep Heat Expenditure And Transformation As A Result Of These Three Phenomena Proves Here To Be The Average Of 7.8 Cal/Cm' Per Second. This Is Several Times Higher Than The Average Values Of Conductive Heat Losses Of The Earth. The Described Phenomena (Conductive Heat Flow, Volcanic Activity, Heat Discharge By Hydrothermae), However, Do Not Exhaust All The Forms Of Deep Energy Expenditure Of This Region. Metamorphic Processes Occurring In Its Interiors Are Also Accompanied By Tremendous Energy Expenditure And Can Be Compared In This Respect With Volcanicity (Fyfe, Verhoogen:). With Due Consideration To These And Some Other Energy Capacious Geological Processes, The Total Value Of Deep Energy Losses As Direct Heat Withdrawal From The Interiors And In Other Forms Should Be Still Higher. To The Similar Conclusion Leads An Analysis Of Thermal History Of The Earth, Showing That During The Period Of Active Volcanicity, The Heat Supply From The Upper Beds Of The Mantle Into Such Areas Of The Earth Crust, Increased Up To The Value Of The Order 10 Cal/Cm' Per Second (Lubimova). Egi Reference Number Gl03700

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Organization B. G. Polak

Geographic Extent

North Bound 61.74
South Bound 42.45
East Bound 171.33
West Bound 146.94