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Status of aeromagnetic survey coverage of Yucca Mountain and vicinity to a radius of about 140 kilometers, southwestern Nevada and southeastern California, 1992

By R.F. Sikora, D.A. Ponce and H.W. Oliver


Fifty aeromagnetic surveys in the southwestern part of Nevada and the southeastern part of California have been evaluated to assess the quality and coverage of aeromagnetic data within 140 kilometers (km) of a potential nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. The compilation shows that all the study area is covered by aeromagnetic surveys, but in some areas, particularly in the Death Valley region, new surveys flown with closer flight line spacing and lower elevations than the existing coverage are needed. In addition, the California part of the study area needs to be analytically continued downward to 305 meters (m) above ground level to provide a consistent data set for interpretation of subsurface geologic structures

Topics: Geologic Structures, Detection, 05 Nuclear Fuels, Underground Facilities, 58 Geosciences, Site Characterization, Spent Fuels, Yucca Mountain, Magnetic Surveys, Underground Disposal, High-Level Radioactive Wastes, Aerial Surveying, Yucca Mountain Project
Publisher: Department of the Interior, Denver, CO (United States)
Year: 1993
DOI identifier: 10.2172/123205
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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