Global Heat Flow Data
The first continental and oceanic heat flow measurements were
reported in 1939 and 1952, respectively. Only in the last quarter century,
however, has the establishment and growth of a global heat flow data set
allowed significant geophysical and statistical interpretations of the
magnitude and distribution of the heat conducted to the surface of the
earth from its interior. The last published compilation of a global data
set was by A. M. Jessop, M. Hobart and J. Sclater (Geothermal Service of
Canada, Geothermal Series number 5, Ottawa, 1976).
The present data set is "A New Global Heat FlowA Compilation"
assembled by Henry N. Pollack, Suzanne J. Hurter, and Jeffrey R. Jihnson
(Dept. of Geological Sciences, the University of Michigan) in March 1991.
These data set includes all data published through 1985, approximately
24,420 lines of data. Some locations are included which provide only
thermophysical properties without a heat flow value.
The compilation follows closely but not exactly the general format of the
1976 compilation by Jessop, et al. The data set is arranged alphabetically
by continent, with the oceanic data following. The countries comprising
the continents are also listed alphabetically.
Catalogs and subsets of data may be ordered by