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  • Main Title Three-dimensional hydrological and thermal property models of Yucca Mountain, Nevada


  • Author: Rautman, C.A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: McKenna, S.A.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Geohydrology Dept.


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)


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


  • Creation: 1997-11-01


  • English


  • Content Description: This report describes the creation of three-dimensional numerical models of selected rock-matrix properties for the region of the potential high-level nuclear waste repository site at Yucca Mountain, which is located in southern Nevada. The models have been generated for a majority of the unsaturated and shallow saturated zone within an area referred to within the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization project as the site area. They comprise a number of material properties of importance both to detailed process-level modeling activities and to more summary-style performance assessment modeling. The material properties within these models are both spatially variable (heterogeneous) and spatially correlated, as the rocks are understood from data obtained from site-characterization drill holes widely scattered across the site area.
  • Physical Description: 348 p.


  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Disposal
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Facilities
  • Keyword: Hydrology
  • Keyword: Bulk Density
  • Keyword: Geologic Models
  • STI Subject Categories: 05 Nuclear Fuels
  • Keyword: Porosity
  • Keyword: Stratigraphy
  • Keyword: Site Characterization
  • Keyword: Yucca Mountain
  • Keyword: Reservoir Rock
  • Keyword: High-Level Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Hydraulic Conductivity
  • Keyword: Thermal Conductivity


  • Other Information: PBD: Nov 1997


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


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Other: DE98001872
  • Report No.: SAND--97-1730
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/564016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 564016
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc689852


  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE98001872