New mapping technology to discover Earth’s resources
For years, scientists have tried to understand the structure of the Earth. One of these scientists is University of Twente geophysicist Dr. Juan Carlos Afonso (Faculty of ITC). He has recently developed a new method to analyze the Earth’s continental crust that lays the groundwork to predict geothermal energy sources, but also other critical resources for the Earth and other planets. He published his research in the scientific journal Nature Geoscience.
To minimize the impact of natural hazards and support the transition to green energy technologies, it is fundamental to understand how the continental lithosphere—the