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Title: FIELD INVESTIGATIONS OF THE DRIFT SHADOW

Abstract

The ''Drift Shadow'' is defined as the relatively drier region that forms below subsurface cavities or drifts in unsaturated rock. Its existence has been predicted through analytical and numerical models of unsaturated flow. However, these theoretical predictions have not been demonstrated empirically to date. In this project they plan to test the drift shadow concept through field investigations and compare our observations to simulations. Based on modeling studies they have an identified suitable site to perform the study at an inactive mine in a sandstone formation. Pretest modeling studies and preliminary characterization of the site are being used to develop the field scale tests.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Yucca Mountain Project, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
883069
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH1123
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IHLRWM CONFERENCE, Las Vegas, NV
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; CAVITIES; SANDSTONES; RESERVOIR FLUIDS; CONCENTRATION RATIO; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Citation Formats

G. W. Su, T. J. Kneafsey, T. A. Ghezzehei, B. D. Marshall, and P. J. Cook. FIELD INVESTIGATIONS OF THE DRIFT SHADOW. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
G. W. Su, T. J. Kneafsey, T. A. Ghezzehei, B. D. Marshall, and P. J. Cook. FIELD INVESTIGATIONS OF THE DRIFT SHADOW. United States.
G. W. Su, T. J. Kneafsey, T. A. Ghezzehei, B. D. Marshall, and P. J. Cook. Sun . "FIELD INVESTIGATIONS OF THE DRIFT SHADOW". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/883069.
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abstractNote = {The ''Drift Shadow'' is defined as the relatively drier region that forms below subsurface cavities or drifts in unsaturated rock. Its existence has been predicted through analytical and numerical models of unsaturated flow. However, these theoretical predictions have not been demonstrated empirically to date. In this project they plan to test the drift shadow concept through field investigations and compare our observations to simulations. Based on modeling studies they have an identified suitable site to perform the study at an inactive mine in a sandstone formation. Pretest modeling studies and preliminary characterization of the site are being used to develop the field scale tests.},
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year = {Sun Jan 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
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