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Surveys the characteristics, distribution, and energy potential of geothermal resources, both world-wide and in Nevada and emphasizes the geologic foundations for such systems.
This course surveys the characteristics, distribution and energy potential of geothermal resources, both world-wide and in Nevada and emphasizes the geologic foundations for such systems.
Course content includes:
This class will concentrate on how geology impacts the character, size, and design utilization of geothermal energy resources.
Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
Dave Boden is currently Professor of Geoscience at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada. Since 2007, he has taught a course on the geology of geothermal resources as part of the college's certificate and applied associate of science degree programs in renewable energy (geothermal emphasis). Prior to coming to Truckee Meadows Community College in 2004, Dr. Boden worked in the minerals industry for about 20 years looking for base and precious metal deposits-the fossil analogs of today's geothermal systems. Dr. Boden has earned degrees in geology and geological engineering from UC Davis, Colorado School of Mines, and Stanford University and is currently involved in writing an introductory textbook on the geology of geothermal resources. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and skiing to backcountry hot springs with family and friends.