Three-dimensional, steady-state, finite-difference model of the ground-water flow system in the Death Valley ground-water basin, Nevada-California

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Authors:Sinton, Peter O.
Source:145p. Institution: Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States
Publication Date:1987
Note:In English. Master's thesis
Summary:The steady-state ground water hydrology of the Death Valley Basin, located in southwestern Nevada and Death Valley, California, was simulated using a U. S. Geological Survey three-dimensional finite-difference model. The three layer model includes two transmissive layers and horizontal flow is simulated in each layer. Vertical flow is simulated between two layers. Recharge, discharge and low permeability units control ground-water movement. Further study is necessary to understand ground-water movement at Yucca Mountain, the site of a proposed nuclear waste storage facility.—Modified author abstract.
Subjects:Discharge; Engineering geology; Finite difference analysis; Ground water; Heterogeneous materials; Hydrogeology; Movement; Radioactive waste; Recharge; Simulation; Statistical analysis; Steady flow; Steady-state processes; Surveys; Three-dimensional models; Transmissivity; Waste disposal; California; Central California; Death Valley; Nevada; Nye County Nevada; United States; Western U.S.; Yucca Mountain; Alkali Flat; Armagosa Desert; Ash Meadows; Crater Flat; Southwestern Nevada
Record ID:1989030365
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2018 American Geosciences Institute.
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