NH007:
Drilling Magma Chambers





Session ID#: 24033

Session Description:
There have now been multiple cases where geothermal drilling penetrated magma. In no case was this intentional and in one case an effort was made to avoid magma. Together with long experience from coring lava lakes, these drilling achievements demonstrate that molten rock can be reached, controlled, and even cored. Maturing technology and societal needs to understand eruption risk and develop clean energy compel the next step: Intentional exploration. Magma in situ is the fundamental ground of igneous petrology, crustal evolution, geothermal energy, and volcanic eruptions. What have we learned so far from chance encounters with the real thing? Why, with multiple techniques, are we deficient in locating magma? How will improved knowledge of location and conditions of magma impact hazard assessments? Can use of extreme sensors for direct monitoring improve eruption forecasting? Can energy be extracted directly from magma? Where and how should we try to answer these questions?
Primary Convener:  John C Eichelberger, University of Alaska Fairbanks, International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Conveners:  Yan Lavallée, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69, United Kingdom and Doug Blankenship, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Co-Organized with:
Natural Hazards, and Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Alain Bonneville, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, Trenton T Cladouhos, AltaRock Energy, Seattle, WA, United States, Susan Petty, AltaRock Energy, Inc. Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States, Adam Schultz, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, Carsten Sorle, Statoil Norway, Stavanger, Norway, Hiroshi Asanuma, AIST - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan, Guðmundur Ómar Friðleifsson, HS Orka HF, Reykjanesbær, Iceland, Mory Ghomshei, British Columbia Institute for Technology, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Claude P Jaupart, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France, Seth C Moran, USGS, Vancouver, WA, United States and Giuseppe de Natale, INGV - Osservatorio Vesuviano, Naples, Italy
Robert A Zierenberg, University of California Davis, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Davis, CA, United States, Andrew P Fowler, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States, Peter Schiffman, Univ California, Davis, CA, United States, Gudmundur Ómar Fridleifsson, HS Orka hf, Reykjanesbæ, Iceland and Wilfred A Elders, University of California, Earth Sciences, Riverside, CA, United States
Élodie Saubin1, Ben Kennedy1, Hugh Tuffen2, Marlene Villeneuve1, Tamiko Watson1, Alexander RL Nichols1, Ian Schipper3, J W Cole1, Anette Kærgaard Mortensen4 and Robert A Zierenberg5, (1)University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, (2)Lancaster University, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster, United Kingdom, (3)Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, (4)Landsvirkjun, Reykjavik, Iceland, (5)Univ California, Davis, CA, United States
Anette Kærgaard Mortensen1, Sigurður H. Markússon2, Ásgrímur Gudmundsson2 and Bjarni Pálsson2, (1)Reykjavík, Iceland, (2)Landsvirkjun, Reykjavik, Iceland
Jiann Su, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States and John C Eichelberger, University of Alaska Fairbanks, International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Rosalind L Helz, USGS, Reston, VA, United States
Chungwan Lim and Insung Lee, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Wilfred A Elders, University of California, Earth Sciences, Riverside, CA, United States, Guðmundur Ómar Friðleifsson, HS Orka HF, Reykjanesbær, Iceland, Robert A Zierenberg, Univ California, Davis, CA, United States and Andrew P Fowler, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States
Larry D Brown, Cornell Univ, Ithaca, NY, United States, Doyeon Kim, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, Peter Eric Malin, Advance Seismic Instrumentation and Research, R&D, Dallas, TX, United States and John C Eichelberger, University of Alaska Fairbanks, International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks, AK, United States
John C Eichelberger, University of Alaska Fairbanks, International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks, AK, United States, Yan Lavallée, Univ of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom and Doug Blankenship, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Geoffrey KIPTOO Mibei, Nakuru, Kenya
Charles R Carrigan1, John C Eichelberger2, Yunwei Sun1 and Yan Lavallée3, (1)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, (2)University of Alaska Fairbanks, International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks, AK, United States, (3)Univ of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Peter S Drakos1, Paul Spielman1 and Brad Peters1,2, (1)Ormat Technologies Inc., Reno, NV, United States, (2)Ormat, Reno, United States

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