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Use of geostatistics in high level radioactive waste repository site characterization

Journal Article:

Abstract

In evaluating and characterizing sites that are candidates for use as repositories for high-level radioactive waste, there is an increasing need to estimate the uncertainty in hydrogeologic data and in the quantities calculated from them. This paper discusses the use of geostatistical techniques to estimate hydrogeologic surfaces, such as the top of a basalt formation, and to provide a measure of the uncertainty in that estimate. Maps of the uncertainty estimate, called the kriging error, can be used to evaluate where new data should be taken to affect the greatest reduction in uncertainty in the estimated surface. The methods are illustrated on a set of site-characterization data; the top-of-basalt elevations at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington.
Authors:
Doctor, P G [1] 
  1. Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, WA (USA)
Publication Date:
Sep 01, 1980
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
AIX-13-666087; ERA-07-033378; EDB-82-082291
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Radioact. Waste Manage.; (Switzerland); Journal Volume: 1:2
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SITE SELECTION; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; OREGON; STATISTICS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; MATHEMATICS; NORTH AMERICA; PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; USA; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES; 052002* - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Disposal & Storage
OSTI ID:
5562229
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: RWMAD
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 193-210
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Citation Formats

Doctor, P G. Use of geostatistics in high level radioactive waste repository site characterization. Switzerland: N. p., 1980. Web.
Doctor, P G. Use of geostatistics in high level radioactive waste repository site characterization. Switzerland.
Doctor, P G. 1980. "Use of geostatistics in high level radioactive waste repository site characterization." Switzerland.
@misc{etde_5562229,
title = {Use of geostatistics in high level radioactive waste repository site characterization}
author = {Doctor, P G}
abstractNote = {In evaluating and characterizing sites that are candidates for use as repositories for high-level radioactive waste, there is an increasing need to estimate the uncertainty in hydrogeologic data and in the quantities calculated from them. This paper discusses the use of geostatistical techniques to estimate hydrogeologic surfaces, such as the top of a basalt formation, and to provide a measure of the uncertainty in that estimate. Maps of the uncertainty estimate, called the kriging error, can be used to evaluate where new data should be taken to affect the greatest reduction in uncertainty in the estimated surface. The methods are illustrated on a set of site-characterization data; the top-of-basalt elevations at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington.}
journal = {Radioact. Waste Manage.; (Switzerland)}
volume = {1:2}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Switzerland}
year = {1980}
month = {Sep}
}