To find out more about the Earth Source Heat project taking place at Cornell University visit: Deep Geothermal Heat Research

Publications on the topic of Geothermal by Cornell faculty:

Gustafson, J. Olaf; Smith, Jared D.; Beyers, Stephen M.; Al Aswad, Jood A.; Jordan, Teresa E.; Tester, Jefferson W. (2018). Earth Source Heat: Feasibility of Deep Direct-Use of Geothermal Energy on the Cornell Campus: Geothermal Resources Transactions, v. 42 

Camp, Erin, Jordan, Teresa, Hornbach, Matthew, Whealton, Calvin. (2018). A probabilistic application of oil and gas data for exploration stage geothermal reservoir assessment in the Appalachian Basin: Geothermics, v. 71, p. 187-199. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2017.09.001]

Jordan, Teresa and Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis team. (2017). Final Report: Low Temperature Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis for the Appalachian Basin: Archive of reports and products, maintained at:

Jordan, Teresa, Camp, Erin R., Smith, Jared, Whealton, Calvin, Horowitz, Franklin G., Stedinger, Jery R., Tester, Jefferson W., Richards, Maria, Frone, Zachary, Bolat, Rahmi, Hornbach, Matthew, Chickering Pace, Cathy, Magnani, Beatrice, Anderson, Brian, He, Xiaoning, and Welcker, Kelydra.(2016) Low-Temperature Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis for the Appalachian Basin: Proceedings Stanford Geothermal Conference, Stanford, CA, February 22-24, 2016, SGP-TR-209 [DOI: 10.2172/1341349]

Camp, Erin, and Jordan, T.E., (2016). Feasibility study of repurposing Trenton--Black River gas fields for geothermal heat extraction, southern New York: Geosphere, v. 13, no. 1, p. GES01230-GES01–14. [DOI: 10.1130/GES01230.1]

Tester, J., Reber, T., Beckers, K., Lukawski, M., Camp, E., Aguirre, G. A., Jordan, T., and Horowitz, F. (2015). Integrating Geothermal Energy Use into Re-building American Infra-structure, in Proceedings: Melbourne, Australia, Proceedings World Geothermal Congress.

Stutz, G. R., Shope, E., Aguirre, G.A., Batir, J., Frone, Z., Williams, M., Reber, T.J., Whealton, C.A., Smith, J.D., Richards, M.C., Blackwell, D.D., Tester, J.W., Stedinger, J.R., and Jordan, T.E.. (2015). Geothermal Energy Characterization in the Appalachian Basin of New York and Pennsylvania: Geosphere, v. 11, no. 5, p. 1291-1304, [DOI: 10.1130/GES00499.1]

Shope, E. N., Reber, T.J., Stutz, G.R., Aguirre, G.A., Jordan, T.E., and Tester, J.W., 2012, Geothermal resource assessment: a detailed approach to low-grade resources in the states of New York and Pennsylvania: Proceedings Thirty-Seventh Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 30 - February 1, 2012, SGP-TR-194

Stutz, G.R., Williams, M., Frone, Z., Reber, T.J, Richards, M., Blackwell, D., Jordan, T.E., and Tester, J.W., 2012, A Well by Well Method for Estimating Surface Heat Flow for Regional Geothermal Resource Assessment, Proceeding, Thirty-seventh Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 30 - February 1, 2012, SGP-TR-194


Fox, Don Bruce, Donald Lyle Koch, and Jefferson William Tester. (2015). The effect of spatial aperture variations on the thermal performance of discretely fractured geothermal reservoirs. Geothermal Energy 3.1: 21. [DOI: 10.1186/s40517-015-0039-z]

Fox, Don B., Donald L. Koch, and Jefferson W. Tester. (2016). An analytical thermohydraulic model for discretely fractured geothermal reservoirs.  Water Resources Research 52.9: 6792-6817. [DOI: 10.1002/2016WR018666]

Sutter, D., Fox, D. B., Anderson, B. J., Koch, D. L., von Rohr, P. R., & Tester, J. W. (2011). Sustainable heat farming of geothermal systems: a case study of heat extraction and thermal recovery in a model EGS fractured reservoir. In Proceedings of the 36th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering.

Alhashim, M. G., & Koch, D. L.  (2018). The effects of fluid transport on the creation of a dense cluster of activated fractures in a porous medium. Journal of Fluid Mechanics847, 286-328 [DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2018.313]

Fox, D. B., Sutter, D., Beckers, K. F., Lukawski, M. Z., Koch, D. L., Anderson, B. J., & Tester, J. W.  (2013). Sustainable heat farming: modeling extraction and recovery in discretely fractured geothermal reservoirs. Geothermics46, 42-54. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geothermics.2012.09.001]

Alhashim, M.G., Tung, T.L.E., Koch, D.L. (2018). The effects of stimulation process condition on the thermal performance of an engineered geothermal reservoir. PROCEEDINGS, 43rd Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 12-14, 2018

Beckers, K. F., Koch, D. L., & Tester, J. W. (2015). Slender-body theory for transient heat conduction: theoretical basis, numerical implementation and case studies.  Proc. R. Soc. A471(2184), 20150494. [DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2015.0494]