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geothermal gradient

noun
1.
the increase in temperature with increasing depth within the earth.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • The rate of change of temperature with depth is referred to as the geothermal gradient.
  • Future maps in the series will include information on geothermal gradient and relevant lithologic data.
  • Reflectance values show a regional trend caused by burial and the geothermal gradient.
  • It is theorized that the cave is heated from below by geothermal gradient.
  • These portions are extremely hot as a result of the natural geothermal gradient.
  • Limited data from deep drill holes in the area do not indicate a high geothermal gradient.
  • Core holes are geothermal gradient holes, which attempt to measure the geothermal gradient.
  • Temperature at a given depth h is estimated as the geothermal gradient multiplied by h and added to the ground temperature.
  • Temperature change with depth is known as the geothermal gradient.

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