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Description of surface systems. Preliminary site description. Forsmark area Version 1.2

Abstract

Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co (SKB) started site investigations for a deep repository for spent nuclear fuel in 2002 at two different sites in Sweden, Forsmark and Oskarshamn. The investigations should provide necessary information for a license application aimed at starting underground exploration. For this reason, ecosystem data need to be interpreted and assessed into site descriptive models, which in turn are used for safety assessment studies and for environmental impact assessment. Descriptions of the surface system are also needed for further planning of the site investigations. This report describes the surface ecosystems of the Forsmark site (e.g. hydrology, Quaternary deposits, chemistry, vegetation, animals and the human land use). The ecosystem description is an integration of the site and its regional setting, covering the current state of the biosphere as well as the ongoing natural processes affecting the longterm development. Improving the descriptions is important during both the initial and the complete site investigation phase. Before starting of the initial phase in Forsmark, version 0 of the site descriptive model was developed. The results of the initial site investigation phase is compiled into a preliminary site description of Forsmark (version 1.2) in June 2005. This report provides the  More>>
Authors:
Lindborg, Tobias [1] 
  1. ed.
Publication Date:
Jun 01, 2005
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
SKB-R-05-03
Reference Number:
RN06025228; TVI: 0602
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 300 refs., 150 figs., 100 tabs
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; SURFACE WATERS; ECOLOGY; TOPOGRAPHY; OCEANOGRAPHY; CARBON CYCLE; REVIEWS
OSTI ID:
20688288
Research Organizations:
Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co., Stockholm (Sweden)
Country of Origin:
Sweden
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 1402-3091; TRN: SE0608053
Availability:
Also available from: http://www.skb.se/upload/publications/pdf/R-05-03webb1.pdf and http://www.skb.se/upload/publications/pdf/R-05-03webb2.pdf; Commercial reproduction prohibited; OSTI as DE20688288
Submitting Site:
SWD
Size:
329 pages
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Lindborg, Tobias. Description of surface systems. Preliminary site description. Forsmark area Version 1.2. Sweden: N. p., 2005. Web.
Lindborg, Tobias. Description of surface systems. Preliminary site description. Forsmark area Version 1.2. Sweden.
Lindborg, Tobias. 2005. "Description of surface systems. Preliminary site description. Forsmark area Version 1.2." Sweden.
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title = {Description of surface systems. Preliminary site description. Forsmark area Version 1.2}
author = {Lindborg, Tobias}
abstractNote = {Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co (SKB) started site investigations for a deep repository for spent nuclear fuel in 2002 at two different sites in Sweden, Forsmark and Oskarshamn. The investigations should provide necessary information for a license application aimed at starting underground exploration. For this reason, ecosystem data need to be interpreted and assessed into site descriptive models, which in turn are used for safety assessment studies and for environmental impact assessment. Descriptions of the surface system are also needed for further planning of the site investigations. This report describes the surface ecosystems of the Forsmark site (e.g. hydrology, Quaternary deposits, chemistry, vegetation, animals and the human land use). The ecosystem description is an integration of the site and its regional setting, covering the current state of the biosphere as well as the ongoing natural processes affecting the longterm development. Improving the descriptions is important during both the initial and the complete site investigation phase. Before starting of the initial phase in Forsmark, version 0 of the site descriptive model was developed. The results of the initial site investigation phase is compiled into a preliminary site description of Forsmark (version 1.2) in June 2005. This report provides the major input and background to the biosphere description, in the 1.2 version of the Forsmark site description. The basis for this interim version is quality-assured field data from the Forsmark sub area and regional area, available in the SKB SICADA, and GIS data bases as of July 31th 2004 as well as version 1.1 of the Site Descriptive Model. To achieve an ecosystem site description there is a need to develop discipline-specific models by interpreting and analysing primary data. The different discipline-specific models are then integrated into a system describing interactions and flows and stocks of matter between and within functional units in the biosphere. Methodologies for developing descriptive- and ecosystem models are only described briefly in this report, but for thorough methodology descriptions see references. The work has been conducted by the project group SurfaceNet together with other discipline-specific collaborators, engaged by members of the project group. The members of the project group represent the disciplines ecology, hydrology, Quaternary geology, soil science, limnology, oceanography, hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry, environmental science, physical geography and human geography. In addition, some group members have specific qualifications of importance, e.g. experts in GIS modelling and in statistical data analysis.}
place = {Sweden}
year = {2005}
month = {Jun}
}