Coupled Environmental Processes and Long-term Performance of Landfill Covers in the northern Mojave Desert

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Evapotransiration (ET) covers have gained widespread acceptance as a closure feature for waste disposal sites, particularly in the arid and semi-arid regions of the southwestern U.S. But as landforms, ET covers are subject to change over time because of processes such as pedogenesis, hydrologic processes, vegetation establishment and change, and biological processes. To better understand the effects of coupled process changes to ET covers, a series of four primary analog sites in Yucca Flat on the Nevada Test Site, along with measurements and observations from other locations in the Mojave Desert, were selected to evaluate changes in ET covers over ... continued below

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Shafer, David; Young, Michael; Zitzer, Stephen; McDonald, Eric & Caldwell, Todd May 12, 2004.

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Evapotransiration (ET) covers have gained widespread acceptance as a closure feature for waste disposal sites, particularly in the arid and semi-arid regions of the southwestern U.S. But as landforms, ET covers are subject to change over time because of processes such as pedogenesis, hydrologic processes, vegetation establishment and change, and biological processes. To better understand the effects of coupled process changes to ET covers, a series of four primary analog sites in Yucca Flat on the Nevada Test Site, along with measurements and observations from other locations in the Mojave Desert, were selected to evaluate changes in ET covers over time. The analog sites, of varying ages, were selected to address changes in the early post-institutional control period, the 1,000-year compliance period for disposal of low-level and mixed low-level waste, and the 10,000-year compliance period for transuranic waste sites.

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV/13609-32
  • Report No.: DRI Pub. No. 45203
  • Grant Number: AC52-00NV13609
  • DOI: 10.2172/823818 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 823818
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc780283

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Shafer, David; Young, Michael; Zitzer, Stephen; McDonald, Eric & Caldwell, Todd. Coupled Environmental Processes and Long-term Performance of Landfill Covers in the northern Mojave Desert, report, May 12, 2004; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc780283/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.