Helicopters to explore geothermal potential in Germany
Local utility badenova is going to do an air survey to explore geothermal potential for planned heating development in the Breisgau region, Germany.
With the helicopter flight, badenovaWÄRMEPLUS wants to condense the data base on the geological potentials of deep geothermal energy in order to gain further information for a meaningful picture of the subsurface. With so-called aero-magnetics by means of helicopter flights , parameters of the natural earth magnetic field are to be recorded by flying over the earth’s surface . The magnetometer data is digitally recorded and evaluated.
At 330 meters above the Breisgau
The flight will start on Monday, May 17th and should be completed within a week. With this approach to exploration no intervention takes place in the underground. The helicopter flies at a height of approx. 330 meters and carries a 30 meter long towed body with it The area between the Kaiserstuhl in the north and Müllheim in the south is flown over 250 meters apart in an east-west direction at a speed of approx. 110 km / h. In the west the Rhine and in the east the foot of the Black Forest (Vorbergzone) is the border of the overflown area.