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KTB at Windischeschenbach

 

Description
 KTB VB Drill Rig  KTB HB Drill Rig

 KTB Pilot Hole

 KTB Main Hole

The two super-deep boreholes (4000 m and 9101 m) of the German Continental Deep Drilling Program are worldwide unique masterstrokes of drilling engineering. It yielded essential insights in the structure and processes of the upper crust of the Earth. For this reason it is one of the most important geoscientific and geotechnical research projects.

The great success in geosciences and drilling engineering induced the scientists to establish the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP).


 

Location

Europe, Germany, Bavaria, Upper Palantine, Windischeschenbach

 

Coordinates

       49° 48' 55.38'' N   12° 07' 13.01'' E

 

Project Start and End

 

Programs and Funding

 

Principal Investigators
  • Rolf Emmermann, German Research Centre for Geosciences, Scientific Executive
  • Heinrich Rischmüller (?), Geological Survey of Lower Saxony, Landesamt für Bergbau, Energie und Geologie

 

Partners and Contractors

 

Keywords

Bavaria, Collision Zones, Convergent Margins, Deep Biosphere, Germany, KTB, Thermal Regimes, Upper Palantine, Windischeschenbach

 

Current State

Drilling operations and scientific evaluations have been finalized

 

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