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The Western branch of the East African Rift : a review of tectonics, volcanology and geothermal acitivity

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dc.contributor KenGen is
dc.contributor Geothermal Development Company Ltd. is
dc.contributor Jarðhitaskóli Háskóla Sameinuðu þjóðanna is
dc.contributor United Nations University is
dc.contributor United Nations University, Geothermal Training Programme is
dc.contributor.author Björn Sverrir Harðarson 1958 is
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-07T08:27:03Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-07T08:27:03Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 1670-794x
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10802/13901
dc.description Presented at SDG Short Course I on Exploration and Development of Geothermal Resources, organized by UNU-GTP, GDC and KenGen, at Lake Bogoria and Lake Naivasha, Kenya, Nov. 10-31, 2016. is
dc.description.abstract The East African Rift System (EARS) is a classic example of continental rifting and provides an excellent framework to study extensional magmatism and the evolution of several central volcanic systems that have formed along the rift from the Tertiary to Recent. Many of the volcanic structures have developed substantial high-temperature geothermal systems where the heat source is magmatic and related to central volcanoes. Detailed studies indicate that the geothermal potential in Eastern Africa is in the excess of 15,000 MWe. However, despite the high geothermal potential of EARS only Kenya has installed significant capacity of about 570 MW. Magmatism along the EARS is generally believed to be associated with mantle plume activities but the number and nature of mantle plumes is still, however, controversial. EARS is divided into two main branches, the Eastern- and Western rifts, and it is well documented that significantly greater volcanism is observed in the older Eastern rift (i.e. Ethiopia and Kenya) compared to that in the younger Western rift, where eruptive activity is, in general, restricted to four spatially distinct provinces along the rift axis. These are the Toro-Ankole in western Uganda, the Virunga and Kivu provinces along the border of the DRC with Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, and the Rungwe volcanic field in SW Tanzania. is
dc.format.extent 1 rafrænt gagn (13 bls.). is
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher United Nations University is
dc.relation.ispartof 001474970
dc.relation.ispartofseries United Nations University., UNU Geothermal Training Programme, Iceland. Short Course ; SC-23
dc.relation.uri http://os.is/gogn/unu-gtp-sc/UNU-GTP-SC-23-0206.pdf
dc.subject Jarðfræði is
dc.subject Jarðskorpuhreyfingar is
dc.subject Landrek is
dc.subject Eldvirkni is
dc.subject Jarðhiti is
dc.subject Afríka is
dc.title The Western branch of the East African Rift : a review of tectonics, volcanology and geothermal acitivity en
dc.type Tímaritsgrein is
dc.identifier.gegnir 001475243


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