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

Abstract

This paper discusses a three-dimensional model of moisture flow within the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain which is being developed. The 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 locations 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 (US)
  4. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
138456
Report Number(s):
CONF-920430-
ISBN 0-87262-891-4; TRN: 92:031569
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: 1992; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of high level radioactive waste management; Volume 1; PB: 2425 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; MOISTURE; FLUID FLOW; SCALE MODELS; DESIGN; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; HYDROLOGY; GEOLOGY; MAPS; GROUND WATER; 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. Thu . "Design of a three-dimensional site scale model for the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada". United States.
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title = {Design of a three-dimensional site scale model for the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain, Nevada},
author = {Wittwer, C S and Bodvarsson, G S and Chornack, M P and Flint, A L and Lewis, B D and Spengler, R W and Flint, L E and Rautman, C A},
abstractNote = {This paper discusses a three-dimensional model of moisture flow within the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain which is being developed. The 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 locations 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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year = {1992},
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