On the reduction and interpretation of ocean-floor temperature and heat flow data Public Deposited

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  • In this thesis, the interpretation and reduction of ocean heat flow measurements are discussed on the basis of theoretical models. The instrument effect x heat flow measurements is investigated for the case of long period measurements by studying the heat conduction along the measurement probe for both steady and unsteady state bottom temperatures. This effect is found to be unimportant. Measurement errors due to recent bottom temperature transients are studied and the possible magnitude of such errors is estimated. Moreover, effects of climatic variation on the ocean floor temperature are estimated on the basis of diffusion models. It is shown that climatic variations with periods longer than one thousand years will be unattenuated and will affect the entire ocean floor. The perturbation method is used to study the effects of an irregular topography and a variable thickness of ocean floor sediments on the heat flow. Some special examples are given to provide a comparison between the perturbation solutions and exact solutions of similar problems. The perturbation method is also applied to a buried body with different thermal conductivity from its surroundings and the reliability of the perturbation solution is examined. Heat flow anomalies due to heat transport by magma intruded into crustal layers is studied by solving the heat conduction equation. It is shown that magmatic intrusions can lead to very large surface heat flow anomalies. Finally, the possibility of deriving the ocean floor thermal gradient on the basis of on-ship measurements performed on sediment cores is investigated. The results appear positive. The temperature variations in flowing wells and the temperature variation in a cylindrical sediment core influenced by the movement of water along the axis of the core are also studied.
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