Evaluation of modern climate is necessary to relate climatic events to near-surface processes such as infiltration, runoff, and evapotranspiration.
Modern climate information also aids in environmental analyses of repository design facilities and atmospheric dispersion models.
Evaluation of past climate regimes, particularly temperature and precipitation, is needed to assess the relation of past climate to past hydrologic conditions.
Estimates of potential future climate and hydrology are needed to evaluate repository performance.
Climate; Climatic changes; Groundwater; Nevada – Yucca Mountain; Paleoclimatology; Water table
Climate | Meteorology | Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Sharpe, S. E.
Yucca Mountain climate: Past, present, and future.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/yucca_mtn_pubs/13