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Title: Geologic Framework Model for the Underground Nuclear Explosions Signatures Experiment P Tunnel Testbed, Aqueduct Mesa, Nevada National Security Site

Abstract

Three-dimensional geologic framework model of the P-Tunnel Complex and vicinity has been constructed for the Underground Nuclear Explosion Signature Experiment to address anisotropy of physical properties within the experiment medium. The P-Tunnel geologic framework model was constructed using EarthVision geologic modeling software by Dynamic Graphics, Inc. The model area covers 4.36 square kilometers and includes the entire P-Tunnel Complex. The model extends vertically from 2,004 meters above mean sea level, the highest land surface elevation in the model area, to 1,000 meters above mean sea level. The P-Tunnel Complex lies at an elevation of approximately 1,676 meters above mean sea level. The model incorporates data and information from more than 55 years of geological and geophysical studies in the P-Tunnel region, including surface and subsurface geology maps, tunnel construction drawings, a digital elevation model of the topography, and orthophoto imagery. The model consists of thirteen layers, with each layer defining a distinct stratigraphic interval with similar physical properties. Because no faults with significant offset are present within the model area, no faults are incorporated directly into the model. Small-offset faults and other prominent fractures mapped during tunnel construction, however, were digitized and gridded to produce fault and fracture planes thatmore » can be viewed within the model. The model has been exported as simple ASCII text files that define the model layers as either two-dimensional surfaces representing the tops of each model layer, or as three-dimensional volumes. The model was also exported as binary-STL files for three-dimensional printing.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Nevada National Security Site, Mission Support and Test Services LLC
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nevada National Security Site/Mission Support and Test Services LLC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)
OSTI Identifier:
1495705
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/03624-0312
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-NA0003624
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Prothro, Lance. Geologic Framework Model for the Underground Nuclear Explosions Signatures Experiment P Tunnel Testbed, Aqueduct Mesa, Nevada National Security Site. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1495705.
Prothro, Lance. Geologic Framework Model for the Underground Nuclear Explosions Signatures Experiment P Tunnel Testbed, Aqueduct Mesa, Nevada National Security Site. United States. doi:10.2172/1495705.
Prothro, Lance. Mon . "Geologic Framework Model for the Underground Nuclear Explosions Signatures Experiment P Tunnel Testbed, Aqueduct Mesa, Nevada National Security Site". United States. doi:10.2172/1495705. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1495705.
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title = {Geologic Framework Model for the Underground Nuclear Explosions Signatures Experiment P Tunnel Testbed, Aqueduct Mesa, Nevada National Security Site},
author = {Prothro, Lance},
abstractNote = {Three-dimensional geologic framework model of the P-Tunnel Complex and vicinity has been constructed for the Underground Nuclear Explosion Signature Experiment to address anisotropy of physical properties within the experiment medium. The P-Tunnel geologic framework model was constructed using EarthVision geologic modeling software by Dynamic Graphics, Inc. The model area covers 4.36 square kilometers and includes the entire P-Tunnel Complex. The model extends vertically from 2,004 meters above mean sea level, the highest land surface elevation in the model area, to 1,000 meters above mean sea level. The P-Tunnel Complex lies at an elevation of approximately 1,676 meters above mean sea level. The model incorporates data and information from more than 55 years of geological and geophysical studies in the P-Tunnel region, including surface and subsurface geology maps, tunnel construction drawings, a digital elevation model of the topography, and orthophoto imagery. The model consists of thirteen layers, with each layer defining a distinct stratigraphic interval with similar physical properties. Because no faults with significant offset are present within the model area, no faults are incorporated directly into the model. Small-offset faults and other prominent fractures mapped during tunnel construction, however, were digitized and gridded to produce fault and fracture planes that can be viewed within the model. The model has been exported as simple ASCII text files that define the model layers as either two-dimensional surfaces representing the tops of each model layer, or as three-dimensional volumes. The model was also exported as binary-STL files for three-dimensional printing.},
doi = {10.2172/1495705},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
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