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Research Summaries

The following is a list of Research Summaries for the Nuclear Energy & Waste (NEW) Program and Projects (these are pdf files). To view an entire listing of ESD's publication list, which includes work for the Nuclear Energy & Waste Program, please go to our ESD Publication Page.

2006-2007
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Research Summaries 2006-2007

Geomechanical/Geochemical Modeling Studies Conducted with the International Cooperative Decovalex-THMC Project Jens Birkholzer, Jonny Rutqvist, Eric Sonnenthal, and Chin-Fu Tsang 127
Continuous-Time Random-Walk Analysis of Dual-Permeability Fractured Media Andrea Cortis and Jens Birkholzer 128
Heterogenous Seepage at the Nopal I Uranium Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico Patrick F. Dobson, Paul J. Cook, Teamrat Ghezzehei, J. Alfredo Rodríguez, and Rodrigo de la Garza Instituto de Ecología, A.C., and UACH 129
Evaluation of Uncertainties Due to Hydrogeological Modeling and Groundwater Flow Analysis: Strategy for Characterizing a New Site Christine Doughty and Kenzi Karasaki 130
Analysis of Flowing Fluid-Electric-Conductivity Logs Under Nonideal Conditions Christine Doughty and Chin-Fu Tsang 131
Climatic Forecasting of Net Infiltration at Yucca Mountain Using Analogue Meteorological Data Boris Faybishenko 132
A Modeling Study on Natural Convection in Emplacement Drifts and Its Impact on Drift Seepage Nicholaus Halecky, Jens Birkholzer, George Danko1, and Davood Bahrami 1; (1) - University of Nevada, Reno 133
Examining the Drift Shadow in Nature Timothy J. Kneafsey, Teamrat Ghezzehei, Paul Cook, and John Peterson 134
Sensitivity Analysis for Joint Inversion of Ground-Penetrating Radar and Thermal-Hydrological Data from a Large-Scale Underground Heater Test Michael B. Kowalsky, Jens Birkholzer, John E. Peterson, Stefan Finsterle, Sumit Mukhopadhyay, and Yvonne Tsang 135
Mechanisms for Scale Dependence of the Effective Matrix Diffusion Coefficient Hui-Hai Liu, Yingqi Zhang, Quanlin Zhou, and Fred J. Molz 136
Feedback of Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Chemical Processes on Seepage at Yucca Mountain, Nevada: Role of Permeability and Capillarity Heterogeneity Sumit Mukhopadhyay, Eric L. Sonnenthal, and Nicolas Spycher 137
Simple Model Representations of Transport in a Complex Fracture and Their Use in Long-Term Predictions Chin-Fu Tsang and Christine Doughty 138
Estimating the Large-Scale Fracture Permeability of Unsaturated Rock Using Barometric Pressure Data Yu-Shu Wu, Keni Zhang, and Hui-hai Liu 139
Investigation of Unsaturated Flow Patterns in Fractured Rock Using an Integrated Modeling Approach Yu-Shu Wu, Guoping Lu, Keni Zhang, and Lehua Pan 140
Coupling Seepage and Radionuclide Fate/Transport in and around Emplacement Drifts at Yucca Mountain Guoxiang Zhang, Nic Spycher, Eric Sonnenthal, and Carl Steefel 141
Evaluation of Uncertainty in Infiltration Scenarios at Yucca Mountain, Nevada Yingqi Zhang and Hui-Hai Liu 142
2004-2005

Research Summaries 2004-2005

2002-2003

Research Summaries 2002-2003

Yucca Mountain Project
  • May 1999 Special Issue: Yucca Mountain Project, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology (Volume 38, Issues 1-3, Pages 1-425). Berkeley Lab's Yucca Mountain Project work is hightlighted in this Special Issue. You can view and/or download this publication through the Science Direct website.
  • April - May 2003 Special Issue: Yucca Mountain Project, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology (Volumes 62-63, Pages 1-750). Berkeley Lab's Yucca Mountain Project work is hightlighted in this Special Issue. You can view and/or download this publication through the Science Direct website.

Science & Technology Program

Worldwide Reviews
  • Geological Challenges in Radioactive Waste Isolation: Fourth Worldwide Review. Witherspoon, P.A., and G.S. Bodvarsson, eds., LBNL-59808, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2006.
  • Geological Challenges in Radioactive Waste Isolation: Third Worldwide Review. Witherspoon, P.A., and G.S. Bodvarsson, eds., LBNL-49767, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2001.
  • Geological Problems in Radioactive Waste Isolation: Second Worldwide Review. Witherspoon, P.A., ed., LBNL-38915, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1996.
  • Geological Problems in Radioactive Waste Isolation, A World Wide Review. P.A. Witherspoon, ed., LBL-29703, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1991.

DECOVALEX

The Used Fuel Disposition Campaign

LBNL Employees:  Publishing an LBNL Nuclear Energy/Nuclear Waste publication?  Please be sure to use the appropriate acknowledgment statement (which is based on specific NE/NW project).