An overview of the Yucca Mountain Global/Regional Climate Modeling Program

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a site characterization plan (SCP) to collect detailed information on geology, geohydrology, geochemistry, geoengineering, hydrology, climate, and meteorology (collectively referred to as ``geologic information``) of the Yucca Mountain site. This information will be used to determine if a mined geologic disposal system (MGDS) capable of isolating high-level radioactive waste without adverse effects to public health and safety over 10,000 years, as required by regulations 40 CFR Part 191 and 10 CFR Part 60, could be constructed at the Yucca Mountain site. Forecasts of future climates conditions for the Yucca Mountain area will ... continued below

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Sandoval, R.P.; Behl, Y.K. & Thompson, S.L. January 10, 1992.

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  • Sandoval, R.P. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Behl, Y.K. GRAM, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  • Thompson, S.L. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States)

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a site characterization plan (SCP) to collect detailed information on geology, geohydrology, geochemistry, geoengineering, hydrology, climate, and meteorology (collectively referred to as ``geologic information``) of the Yucca Mountain site. This information will be used to determine if a mined geologic disposal system (MGDS) capable of isolating high-level radioactive waste without adverse effects to public health and safety over 10,000 years, as required by regulations 40 CFR Part 191 and 10 CFR Part 60, could be constructed at the Yucca Mountain site. Forecasts of future climates conditions for the Yucca Mountain area will be based on both empirical and numerical techniques. The empirical modeling is based on the assumption that future climate change will follow past patterns. In this approach, paleclimate records will be analyzed to estimate the nature, timing, and probability of occurrence of certain climate states such as glacials and interglacials over the next 10,000 years. For a given state, key climate parameters such as precipitation and temperature will be assumed to be the same as determined from the paleoclimate data. The numerical approach, which is the primary focus of this paper, involves the numerical solution of basic equations associated with atmospheric motions. This paper describes these equations and the strategy for solving them to predict future climate conditions around Yucca Mountain.

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INIS; OSTI as DE92006807

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  • 3. international high level radioactive waste management (IHLRWM) conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 12-16 Apr 1992

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  • Other: DE92006807
  • Report No.: SAND--91-1927C
  • Report No.: CONF-920430--40
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138323
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621662

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Sandoval, R.P.; Behl, Y.K. & Thompson, S.L. An overview of the Yucca Mountain Global/Regional Climate Modeling Program, article, January 10, 1992; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621662/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.