November 19, 2021
Case Study: geothermal gradient
The CGS has long been involved in researching the characteristics of geothermal energy across the state,…
Geothermal energy is heat energy generated and stored in the Earth. The geothermal energy of the Earth’s crust originates from the original formation of the planet and from radioactive decay of materials. The geothermal gradient, which is the difference in temperature between the core of the planet and its surface, drives a continuous conduction of thermal energy in the form of heat from the core to the surface.