The application of vertical seismic profiling and cross-hole tomographic imaging for fracture characterization at Yucca Mountain

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In order to obtain the necessary characterization for the storage of nuclear waste, much higher resolution of the features likely to affect the transport of radionuclides will be required than is normally achieved in conventional surface seismic reflection used in the exploration and characterization of petroleum and geothermal resources. Because fractures represent a significant mechanical anomaly seismic methods using are being investigated as a means to image and characterize the subsurface. Because of inherent limitations in applying the seismic methods solely from the surface, state-of-the-art borehole methods are being investigated to provide high resolution definition within the repository block. Therefore, ... continued below

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Majer, E.L.; Peterson, J.E.; Tura, M.A. & McEvilly, T.V. January 1, 1990.

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In order to obtain the necessary characterization for the storage of nuclear waste, much higher resolution of the features likely to affect the transport of radionuclides will be required than is normally achieved in conventional surface seismic reflection used in the exploration and characterization of petroleum and geothermal resources. Because fractures represent a significant mechanical anomaly seismic methods using are being investigated as a means to image and characterize the subsurface. Because of inherent limitations in applying the seismic methods solely from the surface, state-of-the-art borehole methods are being investigated to provide high resolution definition within the repository block. Therefore, Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP) and cross-hole methods are being developed to obtain maximum resolution of the features that will possible affect the transport of fluids. Presented here will be the methods being developed, the strategy being pursued, and the rational for using VSP and crosshole methods at Yucca Mountain. The approach is intended to be an integrated method involving improvements in data acquisition, processing, and interpretation as well as improvements in the fundamental understanding of seismic wave propagation in fractured rock. 33 refs., 4 figs.

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  • 1. international topical meeting on high-level radioactive waste management, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 8-12 Apr 1990

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  • Other: DE90007771
  • Report No.: LBL--28316
  • Report No.: CONF-900406--39
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 137673
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622406

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Majer, E.L.; Peterson, J.E.; Tura, M.A. & McEvilly, T.V. The application of vertical seismic profiling and cross-hole tomographic imaging for fracture characterization at Yucca Mountain, article, January 1, 1990; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622406/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.