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Evaluation of geographic information systems for three-dimensional ground-water modeling, Yucca Mountain, Nevada

January 1, 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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1991
Title Evaluation of geographic information systems for three-dimensional ground-water modeling, Yucca Mountain, Nevada
DOI
Authors A. Keith Turner, Elisabeth M. Ervin, Joe S. Downey
Publication Type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
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Index ID 70016900
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization