thumbnail

Overview of research on water, gas, and radionuclide transport at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nevada: A section in U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program: Proceedings of the technical meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999: Volume 3 (Part C) (WRI 99-4018C)

By:
Edited by:
David W. Morganwalp and Herbert T. Buxton

Links

Abstract

Studies at the U.S. Geological Survey Amargosa Desert Research Site have focused on characterizing factors and processes that control transport and fate of contaminants in arid environments. This paper summarizes research results that have been published through 1998. Results have improved understanding of water and gas movement through a thick unsaturated zone, including the degree to which features of the natural unsaturated-flow system can be altered by installation of a waste-disposal facility. The study of radioactive-contaminant transport at the site is at an early stage. Field data measured in association with this new component of research have generated speculation regarding the exact mechanisms that control tritium transport in arid unsaturated zones.


Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Other Report
Title:
Overview of research on water, gas, and radionuclide transport at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nevada: A section in U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program: Proceedings of the technical meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999: Volume 3 (Part C) (WRI 99-4018C)
Year Published:
1999
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
West Trenton, NJ
Contributing office(s):
Nevada Water Science Center
Description:
8 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title:
U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program: Proceedings of the technical meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999: Volume 3 (Part C) (WRI 99-4018C)
First page:
459
Last page:
466
Conference Title:
Seventh Technical Meeting of the U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
Conference Location:
Charleston, SC
Conference Date:
March 8-12, 1999
Country:
United States
State:
Nevada
Other Geospatial:
Amargosa Desert Research Site