An Updated Fracture-Flow Model for Total-System Performance Assessment of Yucca Mountain

Potential of Vertebrate Studies for Assessing Past Climate Variations

Effects of Climate Change on Water Quality
This research explores the potential effects of climate change on the quality of waters in lakes. Temperature and dissolved oxygen were considered the primary water quality variables due...

An Alternative Formulation of Volume-change Behavior of Soils
The traditional approach based on the semi-logarithmic representation of volume change data is known to work relatively well for prediction of ground settlements. This approach has been...

Spotting Specs Offenders
About 80% of all specification related litigation is brought about by three different personality types all too common to construction projects. The problem is specifications abuse, when...

The Influence of Seasonal Climatic Variability on Shallow Infiltration at Yucca Mountain
To analyze infiltration and the redistribution of moisture in alluvial deposits at Yucca Mountain, water content profiles at a 13.5 m deep borehole were measured at monthly intervals using...

The SECO Suite of Codes for Site Performance Assessment
Modeling for performance assessment of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) has led to development of the SECO suite of codes for groundwater flow, particle tracking, and transport....

Uncertainty in Economic Evaluation of Upgrading Gravel Surface Roads
Many highway links in the world are still gravel surfaced. As traffic volumes increase, the demand for upgrading these surface also increases. The challenge to highway infrastructure management...

The Challenges of Global Warming and Climate Change on Coastal Resources Future and Development in West and Central Africa
The paper examines the challenges posed by the possible impacts of the expected global warming and climate change on the coastal resources futures and development of west and central Africa....

Effects of Climate Change on Drought Risks in the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, and Flint River Basin
Possible effects of climate change on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River basin is simulated with a computer model. Model inputs are monthly temperature and precipitation...

Application of Distributed Parameter Watershed Model for Determining the Effects of Climate Change on Water Resources
Projected scenarios of climate change are likely to have significant effects on hydrology and water resources in the semi-arid western United States. The paper describes the application...

Climate Change: Is Trouble Ahead for Water Engineers?
Very long range forecasts of future global warming from 2 to 5°C have been made as a result of the increase in carbon dioxide and trace gases in the atmosphere due to man's activities....

Design and Management of Evaporation Ponds
The evaporation ponds in use in the San Joaquin Valley were designed and constructed to dispose of agricultural drainage water in a region of low soil permeability and high water table....

AZSCHED—Software for Real-time Irrigation Scheduling
A user-friendly computer based scheduling program was developed to minimize the amount of data which needs to be input by the user by utilizing a network of twenty automated weather stations...

Debris Flow & Hyperconcentrated Flow: A UK Perspective
Debris-flow activity within the UK is largely confined to upland regions and certain coastal locations. Within the uplands, debris-flow and hyperconcentrated flood waters pose a local...

Elasto-Plastic Volume Change of Unsaturated Compacted Clay
Isotropic compression tests were performed on samples of unsaturated compacted kaolin in a modified triaxial cell that allowed separate control of pore water pressure and pore air pressure....

Computer Application in Analyzing Change Order Work
In heavy construction, particularly on large tunnel projects, numerous tasks are often performed and inspected simultaneously. The project specifications and contract documents require...

The Influence of Long Term Climate Change on Net Infiltration at Yucca Mountain, Nevada
Net infiltration and recharge at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, a potential site for a high level nuclear waste repository, are determined both by the rock properties and past and future changes...

Digital Image Techniques for Volume Change Measurements in Triaxial Tests
This paper presents an innovative technique that has been used for measuring the volumetric deformation that cylindrical specimens experience during the shearing stages of a triaxial test....

The Evolution of the Northern Adriatic Coastal Zone (Italy): The Climatic Changes and the Environment
This work considers the influence of the climatic changes on the evolutional trend of the Adriatic coastal zone, from Venice to the Punta Penna promontory, and the possible implication...

 

 

 

 

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