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dc.contributor.advisorKirkland, Brendaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLindsey, Cary Ruthen_US
dc.description.abstractGeothermal energy is a clean, renewable, base load (always available) energy source. Advances in geothermal technology are making it possible to produce electricity at temperatures heretofore thought impossible. The last geothermal assessment of Mississippi was in 1976 and focused on extreme southern areas of the state. The conclusion of this assessment was positive, yet no further studies have been completed. Recent geothermal resource maps of Mississippi show the potential for thousands of megawatts of this unlimited energy source. This assessment focuses on Oktibbeha County in North Central Mississippi, an area of active fossil fuel production. Well logs were reviewed to gather bottom-hole temperatures, mathematically normalized and used to create a thermal gradient map of the county. The map shows temperatures exceeding 160°C, well above the 135°C needed for geothermal binary production, in western Oktibbeha County beginning at depths of around 4,000 meters.en_US
dc.publisherMississippi State Universityen_US
dc.publisherJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors Collegeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College Undergraduate Senior Thesesen_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversities and colleges--Honors coursesen_US
dc.subject.othergeothermal energyen_US
dc.subject.otherOktibbeha County, Mississippien_US
dc.titleGeothermal energy potential in Oktibbeha County: Is Mississippi really hot?en_US
dc.typeHonors Thesisen_US
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Geosciencesen_US
dc.publisher.collegeJudy and Bobby Shackouls Honors Collegeen_US
dc.publisher.collegeCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.publisher.officeHonors Office of Undergraduate Researchen_US
dc.contributor.issuingbodyMississippi State Universityen_US
dc.source.institutionMississippi State Universityen_US
dc.subject.degreeBachelor of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeeGabitov, Rinaten_US
dc.contributor.committeeOppenheimer, Seth F.en_US

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