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  • Main Title Statistical analysis of hydrologic data for Yucca Mountain; Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project


  • Author: Rutherford, B.M.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Hall, I.J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Peters, R.R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Easterling, R.G.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Klavetter, E.A.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Sandia National Laboratories
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Additional Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)


  • Creation: 1992-02-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The geologic formations in the unsaturated zone at Yucca Mountain are currently being studied as the host rock for a potential radioactive waste repository. Data from several drill holes have been collected to provide the preliminary information needed for planning site characterization for the Yucca Mountain Project. Hydrologic properties have been measured on the core samples and the variables analyzed here are thought to be important in the determination of groundwater travel times. This report presents a statistical analysis of four hydrologic variables: saturated-matrix hydraulic conductivity, maximum moisture content, suction head, and calculated groundwater travel time. It is important to modelers to have as much information about the distribution of values of these variables as can be obtained from the data. The approach taken in this investigation is to (1) identify regions at the Yucca Mountain site that, according to the data, are distinctly different; (2) estimate the means and variances within these regions; (3) examine the relationships among the variables; and (4) investigate alternative statistical methods that might be applicable when more data become available. The five different functional stratigraphic units at three different locations are compared and grouped into relatively homogeneous regions. Within these regions, the expected values and variances associated with core samples of different sizes are estimated. The results provide a rough estimate of the distribution of hydrologic variables for small core sections within each region.
  • Physical Description: 273 p.


  • Keyword: Hydrology
  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Moisture
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Hydraulic Conductivity
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain
  • Keyword: Underground Disposal
  • Keyword: High-Level Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Statistical Models
  • Keyword: Compiled Data
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain Project


  • Other Information: PBD: Feb 1992


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE92010759
  • Report No.: SAND--87-2380
  • Grant Number: AC04-76DP00789
  • DOI: 10.2172/138373
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 138373
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc626086


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE92010759