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Thermal evolution of the southern part of the Barents Sea (the Fedynsky Arch)

M.D. Khutorskoi, S. Yu. Sokolov

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The distribution of thermal conductivity, radiogenic heat generation and heat flow in the Barents Sea southern part, including the Fedynsky Arch, is analyzed. Models of deep temperatures controlling the catagenesis of organic matter thermal conditions are calculated. A 3D temperature model was built up to a 30 km depth, which allowed us to demonstrate cross-sectional temperature maps at various depths in the Earth’s crust. A comparison of the Barents Sea thermal field and seismotomographic model was carried out, which showed that the seismotomographic anomalies are caused by thermal inhomogeneities.
Geothermics, thermal and seismic tomography, sedimentary basin, oil and gas potential, modeling
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Mikhail D. Khutorskoi – Dr. Sci. (Geology and Mineralogy), Professor, Head of the Heat and Mass Transfer Laboratory 
Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
7, Pyzhevsky lane, Moscow, 119017, Russian Federation
Sergey Yu. Sokolov – Cand. Sci. (Physics and Mathematics), Head of the Laboratory of Ocean Floor Geomorphology and Tectonics, Geological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
7, Pyzhevsky lane, Moscow, 119017, Russian Federation

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Khutorskoi M.D., Sokolov S.Yu. (2022). Thermal evolution of the southern part of the Barents Sea (the Fedynsky Arch). Georesursy = Georesources, 24(3), pp. 99–113. DOI: