Paul Morgan (emeritus)

Senior Geothermal Geologist

Paul Morgan (emeritus)

Senior Geothermal Geologist

Mineral Resources and Energy


Geothermal Energy, Earthquakes, Springs

Morgan, P., Grott, M., Knapmeyer-Endrun, B., Golombek, M., Delage, P., Lognonné, P., Piqueux, S., Daubar, I., Murdoch, N., Charalambous, C., Pike, W.T., Müller, N., Hagermann, A., Siegler, M., and others, 2018, A Pre-Landing Assessment of Regolith Properties at the InSight Landing Site: Space Science Reviews, v. 214, no. 6, doi: 10.1007/s11214-018-0537-y

Spohn, T., Grott, M., Smrekar, S.E., Knollenberg, J., Hudson, T.L., Krause, C., Müller, N., Jänchen, J., Börner, A., Wippermann, T., Krömer, O., Lichtenheldt, R., Wisniewski, L., Grygorczuk, J., Morgan, P., and others, 2018, The Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) for the InSight Mission: Space Science Reviews, v. 214, no. 5.

Golombek, M., Grott, M., Kargl, G., Andrade, J., Marshall, J., Warner, N., Teanby, N.A., Ansan, V., Hauber, E., Voigt, J., Lichtenheldt, R., Knapmeyer-Endrun, B., Daubar, I.J., Kipp, D., and others, 2018, Geology and Physical Properties Investigations by the InSight Lander: Space Science Reviews, v. 214, no. 5.

Morgan, P., 2017, Origins and Geothermal Potential of Thermal Springs in Archuleta County, including Pagosa Springs, Colorado, USA (Revisited): Geothermal Resources Council Transactions, v. 41, p. 2656–2665.

Morgan, P., Smrekar, S.E., Lorenz, R., Grott, M., Kroemer, O., and Müller, N., 2017, Potential Effects of Surface Temperature Variations and Disturbances and Thermal Convection on the Mars InSight HP3 Heat-Flow Determination: Space Science Reviews, v. 211, p. 277–313, doi: 10.1007/s11214-017-0388-y.

Ravat, D., P. Morgan, and A.R. Lowry. “Geotherms from the Temperature-Depth–constrained Solutions of 1-D Steady-State Heat-Flow Equation.” Geosphere 12, no. 4 (August 2016): 1187–97.

Morgan, P., 2016, Defining The Geologic and Tectonic Colorado Plateau in Space and Time by Extension: Geological Society of America annual meeting, Abstracts with Programs, Vol., 48, No. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-282900.

Souvall, Z., Keator, A., Baron, M., Morgan, P., and Barkmann, P., 2016, The Effects of Sratigraphy and Coal and Shale Thermal Conductivites on Temperature Gradients in the Piceance Basin, Colorado, USA: Geological Society of America annual meeting, Abstracts with Programs, Vol., 48, No. 7, doi: 10.1130/abs/2016AM-286682.

Morgan, P., 2015, Sedimentary basin geothermal resources in the Piceance Basin, Colorado, Geothermal Resources Council, Transactions, 39, 1049-1056.

Morgan, P., and Scott, P., 2014, New geothermal-gradient maps for Colorado’s sedimentary basins, Geothermal Resources Council, Transactions, 38, 155-162.

Morgan, P., 2013, Advantages of choosing a sedimentary basin as the site for an EGS field laboratory, Geothermal Resources Council, Transactions, 37, 179-183.

Morgan, P., 2012, Geothermal regulations in Colorado – land ownership is the key, Geothermal Resources Council, Transactions, 36, 1233-1237.

Ravat, D., Salem, A., Abdelaziz, A.M.S., Elawadi, E, and Morgan, P., 2011, Probing magnetic bottom and crustal temperature variations along the Red Sea margin of Egypt, Tectonophysics, 510, 337-344.

Morgan, P., and Scott, B., 2011, Bottom-hole-temperature data from the Piceance Basin Colorado: indications for prospective sedimentary basin EGS resources, Geothermal Resources Council, Transactions, 35, 477-485.

Morgan, P., 2011, Heat flow, continental, in H. Gupta (ed.), Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics, Springer, v. 1, 573-582.

Morgan, P., Barkmann, P., Kluth, C., and Sares, M., 2010, Prospects for Electricity Generation in the San Luis Basin, Colorado, USA, Geothermal Resources Council, Transactions, 34, 615-620.

Berkman, F.E., Morgan, P., and Watterson, N.A., 2010, Oil and Gas Wells in Areas of Colorado with Superior Geothermal Properties, Colorado Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Series 52.

Morgan, P., 2009, Geothermal energy on Mars, in Badescu, V. (ed) MARS: Prospective Energy and Material Resources, Springer-Verlag, Ch. 11, 360-378.

Morgan, P., 2009, A preliminary analysis of geothermal resources in the central Raton Basin, Colorado, from bottom-hole temperature data, Geothermal Resources Council, Transactions, 33, 509-513.

Morgan, P., 2003, Colorado Plateau and Southern Rocky Mountains Uplift and Erosion, in R.G. Raynolds and R. M. Flores, eds., Cenozoic Systems of the Rocky Mountain Region, Rocky Mountain SEPM, Denver, Colo., 1-31.

Phillips, R. J., Johnson, C.L., Mackwell, S.J., Morgan, P., Sandwell, D.T., and Zuber, M.T., 1997, Lithospheric mechanics and dynamics of Venus, in S. W. Bougher, D. M. Hunten and R. J. Phillips, (eds.), Venus II, University of Arizona Press, pp. 1163-1204.

Morgan, P., 1995, Diamond exploration from the bottom up: regional geophysical signatures of lithospheric conditions favorable for diamond exploration, J. Geochemical Exploration, 53, 145-165.

Morgan, P., 1990, Egypt in the framework of global tectonics, in R. Said (ed.), The Geology of Egypt, A. A. Balkema Publishers, Rotterdam, 91-111 (Invited Paper).

Morgan, P. and Gosnold, W.D., 1989, Heat flow and thermal regimes in the continental United States, in L. C. Pakiser and W. D. Mooney, Geophysical Framework of the Continental United States, Geol. Soc. Am., Memoir 172, Boulder Colorado, 493-522, (Invited Paper).

Morgan, P., Seager, W.R., and Golombek, M.P., 1986, Cenozoic thermal, mechanical and tectonic evolution of the Rio Grande rift, J. Geophys. Res., 91, 6263-6276.

Morgan, P., 1984, The thermal structure and thermal evolution of the continental lithosphere, Phys. Chem. Earth, 15, 107-193 (Invited Paper).