Synopsis of recent moisture flux analyses relevant to the unsaturated zone at Area G

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This report summarizes selected recent analyses relevant to the assessment of the site performance for disposal facilities at Los Alamos (Area G) regarding unsaturated zone transport of moisture in liquid and vapor phases and the surface water balance. Much of the analyses methods have been reported previously but in several separate and detailed reports. These do not always reflect the overview possible with hindsight. The present report is an attempt to integrate the author`s previous results into a cohesive whole. Due to project time constraints, this report is incomplete in some area. This report first reviews the basis for the ... continued below

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Vold, E. March 1, 1998.

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This report summarizes selected recent analyses relevant to the assessment of the site performance for disposal facilities at Los Alamos (Area G) regarding unsaturated zone transport of moisture in liquid and vapor phases and the surface water balance. Much of the analyses methods have been reported previously but in several separate and detailed reports. These do not always reflect the overview possible with hindsight. The present report is an attempt to integrate the author`s previous results into a cohesive whole. Due to project time constraints, this report is incomplete in some area. This report first reviews the basis for the Darcy flux analyses and its inherent uncertainties, as detailed in previous reports. Results from the previous works are then reviewed and discussed and in some cases, elaborated in an attempt for clarification. New results of the Darcy Flux Analyses are presented and discussed for Area G mesa top locations, nearby canyon locations and a second mesa top location (TA46 west of Area G). Select evapotranspiration and precipitation data from TA6 are presented and discussed. The conclusions section draws a picture of the hydrology which unifies the study results reported here and in previous reports for the undisturbed and disturbed site locations.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98004332

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  • Other: DE98004332
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-5202
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/650173 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 650173
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc708037

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Vold, E. Synopsis of recent moisture flux analyses relevant to the unsaturated zone at Area G, report, March 1, 1998; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc708037/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.