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  • 1829 Hydrology: Groundwater hydrology
  • 1832 Hydrology: Groundwater transport
  • 1875 Hydrology: Unsaturated zone
  • 5104 Physical Properties of Rocks: Fracture and flow

Flow and Transport Through Unsaturated Fractured Rock

Vol. 42, 2001

ISSN: 0065-8448; ISBN: 0-87590-983-3

Flow and Transport Through Unsaturated Fractured Rock

D. D. Evans, T. J. Nicholson, and T. C. Rasmussen (Eds.)

This monograph is an update and revision of the first edition, Geophysical Monograph 42, on ground‐water flow and transport through unsaturated, fractured rock, published by AGU in 1987. The first edition evolved from a special symposium held during the American Geophysical Union fall meetings in San Francisco in December 1986. Invited and contributed papers at that AGU session, as well as panel presentations, focused on conceptualizing, measuring and modeling flow and transport through unsaturated fractured rock. As noted in the preface to the first edition, “the expanded interest in the topic (water flow and contaminant transport through unsaturated fractured rock) was initiated when the U.S. Geological Survey proposed that deep unsaturated zones in arid regions be considered in the site selection for the first high‐level, commercially generated radioactive waste repository.” Much of the research reported in that first edition was motivated by the U.S. Department of Energy's program to investigate Yucca Mountain at the Nevada Test Site as a possible geologic repository for commercially generated, high‐level radioactive waste. As noted in the overview paper of the first edition, “characterization methods and modeling are in their developmental stage with the greatest lack of knowledge being the interaction between fracture and matrix flow and transport properties.” Although the first edition of this monograph reflected the state‐of‐the science, laboratory and field experimental programs were novel and limited and, in general, followed from the principles and methods developed in the soil science community.

Citation: Evans, D. D., T. J. Nicholson, and T. C. Rasmussen (Eds.) (2001), Flow and Transport Through Unsaturated Fractured Rock, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 42, 196 pp., AGU, Washington, D. C., doi:10.1029/GM042.

Nicholson, Thomas J.; Rasmussen, Todd C.


pp. vii-viii

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Evans, Daniel D.; Rasmussen, Todd C.; Nicholson, Thomas J.

Flow and transport through unsaturated fractured rock: An overview

pp. 1-18

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Pruess, K.; Wang, J. S. Y.

Numerical modeling of isothermal and nonisothermal flow in unsaturated fractured rock: A review

pp. 19-32

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Tsang, Chin-Fu; Tsang, Yvonne W.; Birkhölzer, Jens; Moreno, Luis

Dynamic channeling of flow and transport in saturated and unsaturated heterogeneous media

pp. 33-44

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Rasmussen, Todd C.

Pressure wave vs. tracer velocities through unsaturated fractured rock

pp. 45-52

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Weeks, E. P.

Effect of topography on gas flow in unsaturated fractured rock: Concepts and observations

pp. 53-59

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Hestir, Kevin; Martel, Stephen J.; Yang, Junming; Evans, James P.; Long, Jane O. S.; D'Onfro, Pete; Rizer, William D.

Use of conditional simulation, mechanical theory, and field observations to characterize the structure of faults and fracture networks

pp. 61-73

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Peters, Ralph R.; Klavetter, Elmer A.; George, James T.; Gauthier, John H.

Measuring and modeling water imbibition into tuff

pp. 75-85

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Illman, Walter A.; Thompson, Dick L.; Neuman, Shlomo P.

Type-curve analyses of single- and cross-hole pneumatic tests in unsaturated fractured tuffs

pp. 87-104

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Russell, Charles E.; Hess, John W.; Tyler, Scott W.

Hydrogeologic investigations of flow in fractured tuffs, Rainier Mesa, Nevada Test Site

pp. 105-112

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Pruess, Karsten

Two-phase unsaturated flow at Yucca Mountain, Nevada: A report on current understanding

pp. 113-133

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Flint, Alan L.; Flint, Lorraine E.; Hevesi, Joseph A.; Hudson, David B.

Characterization of arid land water-balance processes at Yucca Mountain, Nevada

pp. 135-149

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Khaleel, Raziuddin

Flow and transport parameters for colonnade networks

pp. 151-160

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Faybishenko, Boris; Witherspoon, Paul A.; Doughty, Christine; Geller, Jil T.; Wood, Thomas R.; Podgorney, Robert K.

Multi-scale investigations of liquid flow in a fractured basalt vadose zone

pp. 161-182

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Dahan, Ofer; Nativ, Ronit; Adar, Eilon M.; Berkowitz, Brian

Water flow and solute transport in unsaturated fractured chalk

pp. 183-196

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