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Title: Design of a three-dimensional site-scale model for the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

Abstract

A three-dimensional model of moisture flow within the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain is being developed. This site-scale model covers an area of about 30 km{sup 2} and is bounded by major faults to the east and west. A detailed numerical grid has been developed based on location of boreholes, different infiltration zones, hydrogeological units and their outcrops, major faults, and water level data. Different maps, such as contour maps and isopachs maps, are presented for the different infiltration zones, and for the base of the Tiva Canyon, the Paintbrush, and the Topopah Spring hydrogeological units.

Authors:
;  [1]; ; ; ;  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)
  2. Geological Survey, Denver, CO (United States)
  3. Raytheon Services Nevada, Mercury, NV (United States)
  4. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
138380
Report Number(s):
LBL-31799; CONF-920430-69
ON: DE92010459; TRN: 92:011861
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00098; AI08-78ET44802
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. international high level radioactive waste management (IHLRWM) conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 12-16 Apr 1992; Other Information: PBD: Jan 1992
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; HYDROLOGY; GROUND WATER; FLOW MODELS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; UNDERGROUND STORAGE; GEOLOGIC FAULTS; Yucca Mountain Project

Citation Formats

Wittwer, C S, Bodvarsson, G S, Chornack, M P, Flint, A L, Lewis, B D, Spengler, R W, Flint, L E, and Rautman, C A. Design of a three-dimensional site-scale model for the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Wittwer, C S, Bodvarsson, G S, Chornack, M P, Flint, A L, Lewis, B D, Spengler, R W, Flint, L E, & Rautman, C A. Design of a three-dimensional site-scale model for the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. United States.
Wittwer, C S, Bodvarsson, G S, Chornack, M P, Flint, A L, Lewis, B D, Spengler, R W, Flint, L E, and Rautman, C A. Wed . "Design of a three-dimensional site-scale model for the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/138380.
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abstractNote = {A three-dimensional model of moisture flow within the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain is being developed. This site-scale model covers an area of about 30 km{sup 2} and is bounded by major faults to the east and west. A detailed numerical grid has been developed based on location of boreholes, different infiltration zones, hydrogeological units and their outcrops, major faults, and water level data. Different maps, such as contour maps and isopachs maps, are presented for the different infiltration zones, and for the base of the Tiva Canyon, the Paintbrush, and the Topopah Spring hydrogeological units.},
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