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Title: Groundwater Pathway Model for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Area 54, Area G, Revision 1

Abstract

This report consists of four major sections, including this introductory section. Section 2 provides an overview of previous investigations related to the development of the current sitescale model. The methods and data used to develop the 3-D groundwater model and the techniques used to distill that model into a form suitable for use in the GoldSim models are discussed in Section 3. Section 4 presents the results of the model development effort and discusses some of the uncertainties involved. Eight attachments that provide details about the components and data used in this groundwater pathway model are also included with this report. The groundwater modeling effort reported here is a revision of the work that was conducted in 2005 (Stauffer et al., 2005a) in support of the 2008 Area G performance assessment and composite analysis (LANL, 2008). The revision effort was undertaken primarily to incorporate new geologic information that has been collected since 2003 at, and in the vicinity of, Area G. The new data were used to create a more accurate geologic framework model (GFM) that forms the basis of the numerical modeling of the site’s long-term performance. The groundwater modeling uses mean hydrologic properties of the geologic strata underlyingmore » Area G; this revision includes an evaluation of the impacts that natural variability in these properties may have on the model projections.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Neptune Inc., Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1343692
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-13-24014
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; Earth Sciences; Environmental Protection; Reduced order model, unsaturated flow, performance assessment

Citation Formats

Stauffer, Philip H., Chu, Shaoping, Miller, Terry A., Strobridge, Daniel M., Cole, Gregory L., Birdsell, Kay H., Robinson, Bruce Alan, Gable, Carl Walter, Broxton, David E., Springer, Everett P., and Schofield, Tracy. Groundwater Pathway Model for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Area 54, Area G, Revision 1. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1343692.
Stauffer, Philip H., Chu, Shaoping, Miller, Terry A., Strobridge, Daniel M., Cole, Gregory L., Birdsell, Kay H., Robinson, Bruce Alan, Gable, Carl Walter, Broxton, David E., Springer, Everett P., & Schofield, Tracy. Groundwater Pathway Model for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Area 54, Area G, Revision 1. United States. doi:10.2172/1343692.
Stauffer, Philip H., Chu, Shaoping, Miller, Terry A., Strobridge, Daniel M., Cole, Gregory L., Birdsell, Kay H., Robinson, Bruce Alan, Gable, Carl Walter, Broxton, David E., Springer, Everett P., and Schofield, Tracy. Fri . "Groundwater Pathway Model for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Area 54, Area G, Revision 1". United States. doi:10.2172/1343692. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1343692.
@article{osti_1343692,
title = {Groundwater Pathway Model for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Technical Area 54, Area G, Revision 1},
author = {Stauffer, Philip H. and Chu, Shaoping and Miller, Terry A. and Strobridge, Daniel M. and Cole, Gregory L. and Birdsell, Kay H. and Robinson, Bruce Alan and Gable, Carl Walter and Broxton, David E. and Springer, Everett P. and Schofield, Tracy},
abstractNote = {This report consists of four major sections, including this introductory section. Section 2 provides an overview of previous investigations related to the development of the current sitescale model. The methods and data used to develop the 3-D groundwater model and the techniques used to distill that model into a form suitable for use in the GoldSim models are discussed in Section 3. Section 4 presents the results of the model development effort and discusses some of the uncertainties involved. Eight attachments that provide details about the components and data used in this groundwater pathway model are also included with this report. The groundwater modeling effort reported here is a revision of the work that was conducted in 2005 (Stauffer et al., 2005a) in support of the 2008 Area G performance assessment and composite analysis (LANL, 2008). The revision effort was undertaken primarily to incorporate new geologic information that has been collected since 2003 at, and in the vicinity of, Area G. The new data were used to create a more accurate geologic framework model (GFM) that forms the basis of the numerical modeling of the site’s long-term performance. The groundwater modeling uses mean hydrologic properties of the geologic strata underlying Area G; this revision includes an evaluation of the impacts that natural variability in these properties may have on the model projections.},
doi = {10.2172/1343692},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Feb 10 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Fri Feb 10 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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