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Title: The effect of atmospheric variations on subsurface flow and transport

Abstract

Yucca Mountain, Nevada, located on the border of the Nevada Test Site in Nye County, is under consideration as a prospective commercial nuclear waste repository for spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste. This paper studies the effect that diurnal and seasonal temperature cycles and barometric pressure perturbations have on near-surface flow and transport conditions at Yucca Mountain, both without and with the repository in place. The potential near-surface temperature increase as a direct result of an emplaced repository is also examined.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
  2. Bechtel, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
678098
Report Number(s):
CONF-990605-
Journal ID: TANSAO; ISSN 0003-018X; TRN: 99:009083
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Transactions of the American Nuclear Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 80; Conference: 1999 annual meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), Boston, MA (United States), 6-10 Jun 1999; Other Information: PBD: 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 05 NUCLEAR FUELS; YUCCA MOUNTAIN; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; DAILY VARIATIONS; SEASONAL VARIATIONS; PRESSURE DEPENDENCE; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; HYDROLOGY; SITE CHARACTERIZATION

Citation Formats

Cardle, J.A., and Badran, L. The effect of atmospheric variations on subsurface flow and transport. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Cardle, J.A., & Badran, L. The effect of atmospheric variations on subsurface flow and transport. United States.
Cardle, J.A., and Badran, L. Wed . "The effect of atmospheric variations on subsurface flow and transport". United States.
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abstractNote = {Yucca Mountain, Nevada, located on the border of the Nevada Test Site in Nye County, is under consideration as a prospective commercial nuclear waste repository for spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste. This paper studies the effect that diurnal and seasonal temperature cycles and barometric pressure perturbations have on near-surface flow and transport conditions at Yucca Mountain, both without and with the repository in place. The potential near-surface temperature increase as a direct result of an emplaced repository is also examined.},
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journal = {Transactions of the American Nuclear Society},
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