Hydrologic and Meteorological Data for an Unsaturdated-Zone Study Area near the Radioactive Waste Management Complex, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho, 1990-96 Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Hydrologic and Meteorological Data for an Unsaturdated-Zone Study Area near the Radioactive Waste Management Complex, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho, 1990-96

Creator

  • Author: Perkins, Kim S.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Nimmo, John R.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Pittman, John R.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: Geological Survey (U.S.)
    Place of Publication: United States

Date

  • Creation: 1998-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: Trenches and pits at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex (RWMC) Subsurface Disposal Area (SDA) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (formerly known as the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory) have been used for burial of radioactive waste since 1952. In 1985, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, began a multi-phase study of the geohydrology of the RWMC to provide a basis for estimating the extent of and the potential for migration of radionuclides in the unsaturated zone beneath the waste trenches and pits. This phase of the study provides hydrologic and meteorological data collected at a designated test trench area adjacent to the northern boundary of the RWMC SDA from 1990 through 1996. The test trench area was constructed by the USGS in 1985. Hydrologic data presented in this report were collected during 1990-96 in the USGS test trench area. Soil-moisture content measurement from disturbed and undisturbed soil were collected approximately monthly during 1990-96 from 11 neutron-probe access holes with a neutron moisture gage. In 1994, three additional neutron access holes were completed for monitoring. A meteorological station inside the test trench area provided data for determination of evapotranspiration rates. The soil-moisture and meteorological data are contained in files on 3-1/2 inch diskettes (disks 1 and 2) included with this report. The data are presented in simple American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) format with tab-delimited fields. The files occupy a total of 1.5 megabytes of disk space.
  • Physical Description: 18 p.

Subject

  • Keyword: Geologic Surveys
  • Keyword: Migration
  • Keyword: Moisture Gages
  • Keyword: Wastes Geohydrology
  • Keyword: Meteorological
  • Keyword: Unsaturated Zone
  • Keyword: Soil-Moisture
  • Keyword: Radioactive Wastes
  • Keyword: Geohydrology
  • Keyword: Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
  • STI Subject Categories: 12 Management Of Radioactive Wastes, And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Hydrologic
  • Keyword: Neutron-Probe
  • Keyword: Radioactive Waste Management
  • Keyword: Idaho
  • Keyword: Evapotranspiration
  • Keyword: Radionuclides

Source

  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Jan 1998

Collection

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

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: DOE/ID-22154
  • Grant Number: NONE
  • DOI: 10.2172/765524
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 765524
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc717683

Note

  • Display Note: INIS; OSTI as DE00765524
  • Display Note: Medium: P; Size: 18 pages