Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Peer-reviewed comment
19 May 2021
Peer-reviewed comment |  | 19 May 2021

Reply to Norini and Groppelli's comment on “Estimating the depth and evolution of intrusions at resurgent calderas: Los Humeros (Mexico)” by Urbani et al. (2020)

Stefano Urbani, Guido Giordano, Federico Lucci, Federico Rossetti, and Gerardo Carrasco-Núñez

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Cited articles

Alcantara, A. R., Chávez-Cortés, M. M., and Prol-Ledesma, R. M.: Remote sensing applied to geothermal exploration of Los Humeros geothermal field, Mexico, Proc. 10th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop 1988, 351–354, 1988. 
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Structural studies in active calderas have a key role in the exploration of geothermal systems. We reply in detail to the points raised by the comment of Norini and Groppelli (2020), strengthening the relevance of our structural fieldwork for geothermal exploration and exploitation in active caldera geothermal systems including the Los Humeros caldera.