Boreholes

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  • Boreholes
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  • Boreholes are holes drilled deep into the ground (or ocean crust). Profiles of rock temperatures with depth can be related to the history of temperature changes at the surface, which can be converted to estimates of air temperature. Borehhole temperature measurements can provide estimates of local temperature variations over time intervals of a few hundred to over a thousand years.
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Abstract from DBPedia
    A borehole is a narrow shaft bored in the ground, either vertically or horizontally. A borehole may be constructed for many different purposes, including the extraction of water, other liquids (such as petroleum) or gases (such as natural gas), as part of a geotechnical investigation, environmental site assessment, mineral exploration, temperature measurement, as a pilot hole for installing piers or underground utilities, for geothermal installations, or for underground storage of unwanted substances, e.g. in Carbon capture and storage.

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Borehole)

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