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Open Access GeotIS-Verbundmodell des Top-Malm im Bereich des nördlichen Vorlandbeckens der Alpen

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Kurzfassung: Wir stellen ein 3D-Strukturmodell für den Oberjura(Malm)-Aquifer des süddeutschen und oberösterreichi- schen Molassebeckens vor. Das teils verkarstete, teils geklüftete Karbonatgestein des Oberjura hat ein hohes geothermisches Potenzial, und viele Geothermieanlagen nutzen bereits die geothermische Energie, indem sie heißes Wasser aus diesem tie- fen Grundwasserleiter fördern. Das Modell ist ein Verbundmodell, das aus drei Teilmodellen zusammengesetzt wurde. Alle Teile wurden mit moderner 3D-Modelliersoftware erstellt und anschließend mit einem 3D-Untergrundtemperaturmodell verschnitten. Es ist nun Teil des geothermischen Informationssystems GeotIS, das vom Leibniz-Institut für Angewandte Geophysik betrieben wird und über das Internet zugänglich ist. Auf diese Weise kann es als Planungsgrundlage für weitere Geothermieprojekte in Süddeutschland und Oberösterreich genutzt werden.

Abstract: We present a structural 3D model of the top of the Upper Jurassic (Malm) aquifer beneath the Southern German and Upper Austrian Molasse Basin. The karstified or fissured carbonate rocks of the Upper Jurassic have a high geothermal potential and many geothermal facilities utilise successfully the geothermal energy by tapping hot water from this deep aquifer. The model is an assemblage of three models which have been stitched together. All parts have been setup by apply- ing modern 3D modelling software. The final model has been blended with a 3D subsurface temperature model. It is now part of the geothermal information system GeotIS which is run by the Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics and can be accessed via the Internet. This way it can provide a basis for further geothermal project planning in Southern Germany and Upper Austria.

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Publication date: September 1, 2018

This article was made available online on August 28, 2018 as a Fast Track article with title: "GeotIS-Verbundmodell des Top-Malm im Bereich des nördlichen Vorlandbeckens der Alpen".

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