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OzTemp - Interpreted Temperature at 5km Depth

Note: This metadata describes the dataset in accordance with the ANZLIC (Australia New Zealand Land Information Council) Core Metadata Guidelines Version 2.

Dataset citation

ANZLIC unique identifier: ANZCW0703014335

Title: OzTemp - Interpreted Temperature at 5km Depth


Custodian: Geoscience Australia / OEMD

Jurisdiction: Australia



The accompanying image is an interpretation of the crustal temperature at 5km depth. It has been constructed using bottom-hole temperatures contained in the OzTemp well temperature database (an extract of which is available in a separate download).

This image has been constructed as a continental scale interpretation of the temperature field at 5km. It is intended to be used as an illustration of the variation of temperature within the Australian crust and as an indication of the geothermal potential of the country. It is not a detailed or absolute temperature model and it is not appropriate to apply it at anything less than the broadest region scale.

ANZLIC search words:

  • ENERGY Renewable
  • GEOSCIENCES Geophysics

Spatial domain:

locality map

Geographic extent name: AUSTRALIA INCLUDING EXTERNAL TERRITORIES - AUSAAT - Australia - Australia

Geographic extent polygon: 96 -9, 169 -9, 169 -44, 96 -44, 96 -9,

Note: The format for each Geographic extent name is: Name - Identifier - Category - Jurisdiction (as appropriate) See GEN Register

Geographic bounding box:
North bounding latitude: -9 °
South bounding latitude: -44 °
East bounding longitude: 169 °
West bounding longitude: 96 °

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Ending date: Not Known

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Progress: Not Known

Maintenance and update frequency: Not Known


Stored data format:
DIGITAL - tif Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) - including GeoTIFF
DIGITAL - jpg JPEG image
Available format type:
DIGITAL - jpg JPEG image
DIGITAL - tif Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) - including GeoTIFF

Access constraints:

General Public Release

Free Data Download

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Contact information

Contact organisation: Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia) (GA)
Contact position: Manager Client Services
Mail address: Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Dr
Mail address: GPO Box 378
Locality: Canberra
State: ACT
Country: Australia
Postcode: 2601
Telephone: 02 6249 9966
Facsimile: 02 6249 9960
Electronic mail address:

Metadata information

Metadata date: 2013-03-08

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Authors:Gerner, E.J. Holgate, F.L.