Document Details


Title:
VARIATION IN PROPERTIES OF NUCLEAR TEST AREAS AND MEDIA AT THE NEVADA TEST SITE
Author(s):
Subject Terms:
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; STATISTICAL DATA; GRAPHS
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1985 Sep 15
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0049
Accession Number:
NV0061860
Document Number(s):
UCRL53721
Originating Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
DATA HAVE GRADUALLY BEEN ACCUMULATING ON THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF NU CLEAR TEST SITES AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S (DOE) NEVADA TEST SITE (NTS) SINCE UNDERGROUND TESTING BEGAN THERE IN 1957. THESE DATA H AVE BEEN STORED IN THE LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY (LLNL) C ONTAINMENT PROGRAMS'S TEST EFFECTS AND GEOLOGIC DATA BANK. THIS REPORT BRIEFLY DESCRIBES THE PRINCIPAL TEST AREAS (YUCCA FLAT, FRENCHMAN FLAT , PAHUTE MESA, CLIMAX STOCK, AND RAINIER MESA) AND MEDIA (ALLUVIUM, TU FF, RHYOLITE LAVAS, GRANITE, AND CARBONATE ROCKS) AT THE NTS. THE DATA BASE AND THE VARIOUS METHODS USED TO MEASURE GEOPHYSICAL PARAMETERS AT THE NTS ARE DESCRIBED. THE MEAN, STANDARD DEVIATION, AND RANGE OF VALU ES FOR EASH TEST AREA AND MEDIUM ARE GIVEN. HOWEVER, THIS REPORT DOES NOT CONTAIN SPECIFIC PROPERTIES FOR INDIVIDUAL SITES. PROPERTIES FOR W HICH AVERAGES ARE LISTED INCLUDE BULK DENSITY, SEISMIC VELOCITY, AND G AS-FILLED POROSITY, BOTH NEAR THE WORKING POING (WP) AND FROM THE WP T O THE SURFACE; AND GRAIN DENSITY, WATER CONTENT, POROSITY, WATER SATUR ATION, AND CARBON DIOXIDE CONTENT OF THE ROCKS IN THE WP VICINITY.


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