Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana - Vol. 41/2016

Preliminary results on temperature distribution in the Quaternary fluvial and outwash deposits of the Piedmont Po Plain (NW Italy): a statistical approach

Diego Barbero (a), Domenico Antonio De Luca (a), Maria Gabriella Forno (a) & Manuela Lasagna (a)
a) Department of Earth Sciences, University of Turin, Via Valperga Caluso, 35, 10125, Turin, Italy. E-mail:

Volume: 41/2016
Pages: 272-275


We propose a statistical approach to the study of subsoil thermal data in order to find an equation able to describe the temperature distribution in the underground of the Piedmont plain sectors (NW Italy). The analytical model here proposed, can be used during the preliminary stage of investigation for the exploitation of subsoil by means of low enthalpy geothermal plants. The statistical analysis was performed using groundwater thermometric data from thermal logs collected in boreholes crossing the Quaternary fluvial deposits hosting a shallow aquifer.


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