Evaluation of Geoscientific Information Systems for Three-Dimensional Ground-Water Modeling, Yucca Mountain, Nevada

by A. Keith Turner, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, United States,
Elisabeth M. Ervin, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, United States,
Joe S. Downey, U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: High Level Radioactive Waste Management 1991


Fully three-dimensional representations of the geologic system at Yucca Mountain have been developed using a Geoscientific Information System, which is an expansion of a traditional Geographic Information Systems. These advanced, three dimensional, representations of Yucca Mountain are required to adequately evaluate the complex geologic and hydrologic conditions surrounding the site. This Geoscientific Information System will be used to store, analyze, and display site data. The system also will provide a link between geologic and hydrologic data and the numerical ground-water-flow model resulting in more easy testing of hypotheses concerning the conceptual model of the geohydrologic system at Yucca Mountain.

Subject Headings: Information systems | Geographic information systems | Radioactive wastes | Numerical models | Mathematical models | Hydrologic models | Three-dimensional models | Nevada | United States

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