Predictive Geology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080262468, 9781483165479

Predictive Geology

1st Edition

With Emphasis on Nuclear-Waste Disposal

Editors: Ghislain De Marsily Daniel F Merriam
eBook ISBN: 9781483165479
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1982
Page Count: 222
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Predictive Geology: With Emphasis on Nuclear-Waste Disposal covers the proceedings of papers presented at sessions sponsored by the International Association for Mathematical Geology. The topics that this book tackles are issues relevant to nuclear-waste disposal. The first chapter discusses the use of plate tectonics as a catastrophe theoretic model, and the second chapter covers geologic predictions and radioactive waste disposal. Chapter 3 also talks about radioactive waste disposal, with emphasis on the application of predictive geology. Chapter 4 discusses salt domes and Chapter 5 tackles the use of fault-tree analysis for probabilistic assessment of radioactive-waste segregation. The sixth chapter covers predictive geology in nuclear-waste management, while the seventh chapter tackles nuclear power on unstable ground. The eighth chapter deals with long-term thermohydrologic behavior of nuclear-waste repositories. Chapter 9 discusses the influence of faulting on groundwater flow and contaminant transport, while chapter 10 covers the influence of microfissures in crystalline rock on radionuclide migration. The eleventh chapter tackles the long-term prediction of the fate of nuclear waste deeply buried in granite, and the twelfth chapter talks about the use of quantitative evaluation of the contribution of geologic knowledge in exploration for petroleum. The last chapter deals with resource-estimation models and predicted discovery. Researchers and professionals concerned with the effects of radioactive materials to the environment will find this book a great source of information.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Plate Tectonics as a Catastrophe Theoretic Model

Geologic Predictions and Radioactive-Waste Disposal: A Time Limit for the Predictive Requirements

Radioactive-Waste Disposal—An Application of Predictive Geology

Salt Domes—The Past and Present, Keys to the Future

Fault-Tree Analysis for Probabilistic Assessment of Radioactive-Waste Segregation: An Application to a Plastic Clay Formation at a Specific Site

Predictive Geology in Nuclear-Waste Management

Nuclear Power on Unstable Ground

Long-Term Thermohydrologic Behavior of Nuclear-Waste Repositories

Influence of Faulting on Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport

The Influence of Microfissures in Crystalline Rock on Radionuclide Migration

Long-Term Prediction of the Fate of Nuclear Waste Deeply Buried in Granite

Quantitative Evaluation of the Contribution of Geologic Knowledge in Exploration for Petroleum

Resource-Estimation Models and Predicted Discovery



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Ghislain De Marsily

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