Evaluation of a 6-wire thermocouple psychrometer for determination of in-situ water potentials

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The US Geological Survey has been conducting investigations at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to provide information about the hydrologic and geologic suitability of this site for storing high-level nuclear wastes in an underground mined repository. Test drilling and instrumentation are a principal method of investigation. The main objectives of the deep unsaturated-zone testhole program are: (1) to determine the flux of water moving through the unsaturated welded and nonwelded tuff units, (2) to determine the vertical and lateral distribution of moisture content, water potential, and other important geohydrologic characteristics in the rock units penetrated, and (3) to monitor stability and changes ... continued below

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Loskot, C.L.; Rousseau, J.P. & Kurzmack, M.A. December 31, 1994.

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The US Geological Survey has been conducting investigations at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, to provide information about the hydrologic and geologic suitability of this site for storing high-level nuclear wastes in an underground mined repository. Test drilling and instrumentation are a principal method of investigation. The main objectives of the deep unsaturated-zone testhole program are: (1) to determine the flux of water moving through the unsaturated welded and nonwelded tuff units, (2) to determine the vertical and lateral distribution of moisture content, water potential, and other important geohydrologic characteristics in the rock units penetrated, and (3) to monitor stability and changes in in-situ fluid potentials with time. Thermocouple psychrometers will be used to monitor in-situ water potentials.

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  • International high-level radioactive waste management conference, Las Vegas, NV (United States), 22-26 May 1994

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  • Other: DE96001467
  • Report No.: CONF-940553--101
  • Grant Number: AI08-92NV10874
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 116578
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622892

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Loskot, C.L.; Rousseau, J.P. & Kurzmack, M.A. Evaluation of a 6-wire thermocouple psychrometer for determination of in-situ water potentials, article, December 31, 1994; Denver, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622892/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.