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Hot spring as being found at many places on Iceland

Hot spring as being found at many places on Iceland

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Uploaded 05 Oct 2013 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2013
From collection: Iceland's "Green Economy"
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth. The geothermal energy of the Earth's crust originates from the original formation of the planet (20%) and from radioactive decay of minerals (80%). The geothermal gradient, which is the difference in temperature between the core of the planet and its surface, drives a continuous conduction of thermal energy in the form of heat from the core to the surface. From hot springs, geothermal energy has been used for bathing sinc ...
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