Geothermal geology and utilization in Oregon: A field guide
Published:January 01, 2009
John W. Lund, Toni L. Boyd, Harriet Cornachione, Anne Hiller Clark, Sara A. Marcus, 2009. "Geothermal geology and utilization in Oregon: A field guide", Volcanoes to Vineyards, Jim E. O’Connor, Rebecca J. Dorsey, Ian P. Madin
Download citation file:
This field guide is for a three-day trip from Portland to Klamath Falls, Oregon, and back, traversing many of the physiographic provinces in Oregon, including the Columbia River, the Willamette Valley, the Western and High Cascade Mountains, the High Lava Plains, and the Basin and Range. Geologic field stops on Day 1 will be made along the drive to Klamath Falls at Salt Creek Falls and Crater Lake, and will include short discussions of Oregon's geological history and a brief introduction to geothermal resources in the state. Day 2 includes an extensive introduction to geothermal resources in Oregon and how these relate to Oregon geology, with tours to examine how the Oregon Institute of Technology, the City of Klamath Falls, and several local businesses in the Klamath Falls area use a local geothermal resource. Day 3 is devoted to the return trip to Portland, and will include geological stops at Newberry Crater, Crooked River Bridge, and Mount Hood, with more discussions of geology, geothermal resources, and geothermal exploration in Oregon.
Figures & Tables
Volcanoes to Vineyards
This volume contains guides for 33 geological field trips offered in conjunction with the October 2009 GSA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Showcasing the region’s geological diversity, the peer-reviewed papers included here span topics ranging from accreted terrains and mantle plumes to volcanoes, floods, and vineyard terroir. Locations visited throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho encompass Astoria to Zillah. More than just a series of maps, the accompanying descriptions, observations, and conclusions offer new insights to the geologic processes and history of the Pacific Northwest insights that will inspire readers to put their boots on the evidence (or perhaps sip it from a glass of Pinot!) as they develop their own understanding of this remarkable and dynamic corner of the world.