Predictive Geology

Predictive Geology

With Emphasis on Nuclear-Waste Disposal

1st Edition - January 1, 1982

Write a review

  • Editors: Ghislain De Marsily, Daniel F Merriam
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483165479

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 222
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483165479

About the Editors

Ghislain De Marsily

Daniel F Merriam

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "Predictive Geology"