AuScope Geothermal Demonstrators - Latrobe Valley, Victoria, Australia

Steve Quenette, Timothy Rawling, Alexander Musson, Mike Sandiford

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AuScope aims to establish world-class research infrastructure to enable the characterisation of structure and evolution for the Australian continent. AuScope's Simulation, Analysis and Modelling capability makes it possible to draw together geological data-products and analysis software, for the purpose of developing quality scenario models. This allows researchers to test geological hypotheses and to answer large-scale “what-if ” questions relevant to Australia’s geological resources.

This 2010 demonstrator is an example "what-if" scenario. The model below shows the geothermal potential of Victoria's Latrobe Valley given the best available data. It shows the insulating effects of the coal and geothermal characteristics pioneered by Professor Mike Sandiford's research group, and thus building confidence in deep data-acquisition targeting.This activity has provided Geoscience Victoria with the opportunity to explore new engagements with the community using its value-added data products. The demonstrator embeds a 3D model into the pdf, to enable interaction.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMonash University
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2010


  • Geothermal energy
  • Geothermal modeling
  • exploration geophysics
  • Underworld-GT
  • 3D pdf

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