Toxic Substances Hydrology Program


Amargosa Desert Research Site
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Contact Information

Brian Andraski
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Dave Stonestrom
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Publications Related to the ADRS

 

 

Published Reports

Andraski, B. J., Jackson, W. A., Welborn, T. L., Böhlke, J. K., Sevanthi, Ritesh, and Stonestrom, D.A., 2014, Soil, plant, and terrain effects on natural perchlorate distribution in a desert landscape: Journal of Environmental Quality, vol. 43, no. 3, p. 980-994 doi:10.2134/jeq2013.11.045
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Maples, S.R., Andraski, B.J., Stonestrom, D.A., Cooper, C.A., Pohll, Greg, and Michel, R.L., 2013, Tritium plume dynamics in the shallow unsaturated zone in an arid environment: Vadose Zone Journal, doi: 10.2136/vzj2013.05.0080
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Stonestrom, D.A., Andraski, B.J., Cooper, C.A, Mayers, C.J., and Michel, R.L., 2013, On the conversion of tritium units to mass fractions for hydrologic applications: Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, doi:10.1080/10256016.2013.766610
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Arthur, J.M., Johnson, M.J., Mayers, C.J., and Andraski, B.J., 2012, Micrometeorological, evapotranspiration, and soil-moisture data at the Amargosa Desert Research site in Nye County near Beatty, Nevada, 2006–11: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 725, 12 p.
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Maples, S.R., 2012, Tritium plume dynamics in the shallow unsaturated zone adjacent to an arid waste-disposal facility, Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nevada: Reno, University of Nevada, M.S. Thesis, 112 p.
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Baker, R.J, Andraski, B.J., Stonestrom, D.A., and Luo, Wentai, 2012, Volatile organic compounds in the unsaturated zone from radioactive wastes: Journal of Environmental Quality, vol. 41, p. 1324-1336. doi:10.2134/jeq2011.0480
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Stonestrom, D.A., 2011, Estimating Groundwater Recharge [book review]: Eos Trans. AGU, vol. 92, no. 32, doi:10.1029/2011EO320008
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Garcia, C.A., Andraski, B.J., Stonestrom, D.A., Cooper, C.A., Šimunek, Jirka, and Wheatcraft, S.W., 2011, Interacting vegetative and thermal contributions to water movement in desert soil: Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, p. 552-564, doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0023 [errata: vol. 10, no. 3, p. 1117, doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0023er]
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Andraski, B.J., and Stonestrom, D.A., 2011, Waste isolation and contaminant migration—Tools and techniques for monitoring the saturated zone–unsaturated zone-plant–atmosphere continuum: in Nicholson, T.J., and Arlt, H.D., eds., Workshop on engineered barrier performance related to low-level radioactive waste, decommissioning, and uranium mill tailings facilities, August 3-5, 2010, Rockville, MD, Proceedings: Rockville, MD, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission NUREG/CP-0195, p. 3-5--3-8.
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Garcia, C.A., Andraski, B.J., Stonestrom, D.A., Cooper, C.A., Simunek, J., and Wheatcraft, S.W., 2011, Interacting vegetative and thermal contributions to water movement in desert soil: Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, p. 552-564, doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0023. [errata: vol. 10, no. 3, p. 1117, doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0023er]
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Taylor, E.M., 2010, Characterization of geologic deposits in the vicinity of US Ecology, Amargosa Basin, southern Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5134, 194 p.
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Rao, Balaji, Hatzinger, P.B., Böhlke, J.K., Sturchio, N.C., Andraski, B.J., Eckardt, and Jackson, W.A., 2010, Natural chlorate in the environment--- Application of a new IC-ESI/MS/MS method with a Cl18O3- internal standard: Environmental Science & Technology, v. 44, p. 8429-8434, doi:10.1021/es1024228
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Stonestrom, D.A., 2009, Assessing recharge across the southwest: Southwest Hydrology, vol. 8, no. 1, p. 10-11
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Perkins K., and Nimmo, J., 2009, High-quality unsaturated zone hydraulic property data for hydrologic applications: Water Resources Research, vol. 45, doi:10.1029/2008WR007497
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Nimmo, J.R., Andraski, B.J., and Munoz-Carpena, Rafael, 2009, UZIG USGS Research: Advances through interdisciplinary interaction: Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 8, no. 2, p. 411-413, doi: 10.2136/vzj2008.0185
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Garcia, C.A., Andraski, B.J., Stonestrom, D.A., Cooper, C.A., Johnson, M.J., Michel, R.L., and Wheatcraft, S.W., 2009, Transport of tritium contamination from the shallow unsaturated zone to the atmosphere in an arid environment: Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 8, no. 2, p. 450-461, doi: 10.2136/vzj2008.0022
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Scanlon, B.R., Stonestrom, D.A., Reedy, R.C., Leaney, F.W., Gates, J., and Cresswell, R.G., 2009, Inventories and mobilization of unsaturated zone sulfate, fluoride, and chloride related to land use change in semiarid regions, southwestern United States and Australia: Water Resources Research, v. 45, doi:10.1029/2008WR006963
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McGuire, P.E., Andraski, B.J., and Archibald, Ryan, 2009, Case study of a full-scale evapotranspiration cover: Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol. 135, no. 3, p. 316-332, doi: 10.1061/(ACSE)1090-0241(2009)135:3
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Walvoord, M.A., Andraski, B.J., Krabbenhoft, D.P., and Striegl, R.G., 2008, Transport of elemental mercury in the unsaturated zone from a waste disposal site in an arid region: Applied Geochemistry, v. 23, no. 3, p. 572–583, doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2007.12.014
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Garcia, C.A., Johnson, M.J., Andraski, B.J., Halford, K.J., and Mayers, C.J., 2008, Portable Chamber Measurements of Evapotranspiration at the Amargosa Desert Research Site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, 2003-06: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigation Report 2008-5135, 11 p.
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Niswonger, R.G., Prudic, D.E., Fogg, G.E., Stonestrom, D.A., and Buckland, E.M., 2008, Method for estimating spatially variable seepage loss and hydraulic conductivity in intermittent and ephemeral streams: Water Resources Research, v. 44, doi:10.1029/2007WR006626
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Rogers, A.K., 2008, Field data validation of an algorithm for computing obsidian effective hydration temperature: Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 35, p. 441-447, doi:10.1016/j.jas.2007.04.009
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Yin, Jun, Young, M.H., and Yu, Zhongbo, 2008, Effects of paleoclimate and time-varying canopy structures on paleowater fluxes: Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 113, D06103, doi:10.1029/2007JD009010
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Lucius, J.E., Abraham, J.D., and Burton, B.L., 2008, Resistivity profiling for mapping gravel layers that may control contaminant migration at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008–5091, 30 p.
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Johnson, M.J., Mayers, C.J., Garcia, C.A., and Andraski, B.J., 2007, Selected Micrometeorological, soil-moisture, and evapotranspiration data at Amargosa Desert Research Site in Nye County near Beatty, Nevada 2001-05: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 284, 29 p.
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Garcia, C.A., 2007, Vertical tritium transport from the shallow unsaturated zone to the atmosphere, Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nevada: Reno, University of Nevada, M.S. Thesis, 122 p
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Rao, B., Anderson, T.A., Orris, G.J., Rainwater, K.A., Rajagopalan, S., Sandvig, R.M., Scanlon, B.R., Stonestrom, D.A., Walvoord, M.A., and Jackson, W.A., 2007, Widespread natural perchlorate in unsaturated zones of the southwest United States: Environmental Science and Technology, doi:10.1021/es062853i
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Price, V., Temples, T., Hodges, R., Dai, Z., Watkins, D., and Imrich, J., 2007, Integrated ground-water monitoring strategy for NRC-licensed facilities and sites: Case study applications: NUREG/CR-6948, Vol. 2, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC.
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Stonestrom, D.A., Prudic, D.E., Walvoord, M.A., Abraham, J.D., Stewart-Deaker, A.E., Glancy, P.A., Constantz, Jim, Laczniak, R.J., and Andraski., B.J., 2007, Focused Ground-Water Recharge in the Amargosa Desert Basin: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1703-E
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Wilson, J.W., 2006, Evaluating Hydraulic Conductivity of Desert Soils at the Amargosa Desert Research Site near Beatty, Nevada: Las Vegas, University of Nevada, M.S. Thesis, 111 p.
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Kwicklis, E., Wolfsberg, A., Stauffer, P., Walvoord, M., and Sully, M., 2006, Multiphase, multicomponent parameter estimation for liquid and vapor fluxes in deep arid systems using hydrologic data and natural environment tracers: Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 5, p. 934-950, doi: 10.2136/vzj2006.0021
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Stonestrom, D.A., Andraski, B.J., Baker, R.J., Luo, Wentai, and Michel, R.L., 2005, Surrogate indicators of radionuclide migration at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nye County, Nevada [abs.]: Eos Trans., AGU, vol. 86, no. 18, Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H42B-05
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Seyfried, M.Schwinning, S., Walvoord, M.A., Pockman, W., Jackson, R., Newman, B., and Phillips, F., 2005, Ecohydrological control of deep drainage in semiarid regions: Ecology, v. 86, p. 277-287
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Mayers, C.J., Andraski, B.J., Cooper, C.A., Wheatcraft, S.W., Stonestrom, D.A., and Michel, R.L., 2005, Modeling tritium transport through a deep unsaturated zone in an arid environment: Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 4, p. 967-976, doi:10.2136/vzj2004.0179
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Andraski, B.J., Stonestrom, D.A., Michel, R.L., Halford, K.J., and Radyk, J.C., 2005, Plant-based plume-scale mapping of tritium contamination in desert soils: Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 4, p. 819-827, doi:10.2136/vzj2005.0052
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Walvoord, M.A., Striegl, R.G., Prudic, D.E., and Stonestrom, D.A., 2005, CO2 dynamics in the Amargosa Desert--fluxes and isotopic speciation in a deep unsaturated zone: Water Resources Research, v. 41, no. 2, doi: 10.1029/2004WR003599
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Andraski, B.J., Michel, R.J., Halford, K.J., Stonestrom, D.A., and Abraham, J.D., 2005, Plant-based plume-scale monitoring reveals the extent and pathways of tritium transport [abs.]: Eos Trans., AGU, vol. 86, no. 18, Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H42B-06
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Stonestrom, D.A., Prudic, D.E., Laczniak, R.J., and Akstin, K.C., 2004, Tectonic, climatic, and land-use controls on groundwater recharge in an arid alluvial basin, Amargosa Desert, U.S.A. in Hogan, J.F., Phillips, F.M., and Scanlon, B.R., eds., Groundwater recharge in a desert environment: American Geophysical Union, Water Science and Application 9, p. 29-48
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Andraski, B.J., Halford, K.J., and Michel, R.L., 2004, Plume-scale testing of a simplified method for detecting tritium contamination in plants and soil: Proceedings, Workshop on long-term performance monitoring of metals and radionuclides in the subsurface, Reston, Vir., April 20-22
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Abraham, J.D. and Lucius, J.E., 2004, Direct current resistivity profiling to study distribution of water in the unsaturated zone near the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1319, 16 p.
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Walvoord, M.A., and Stonestrom, D.A., 2004, Enhanced gas-phase transport in a deep unsaturated zone, Amargosa Desert (U.S.A.) in Kovar, K., Hrkal, Z. and Bruthans, J., eds., Proceedings of international conference on finite-element models, MODFLOW, and more: IAHS, p. 227-230
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Stonestrom, D.A., Abraham, J.D., Andraski, B.J., Baker, R.J., Mayers, C.J., Michel, R.L., Prudic, D.E., Striegl, R.G., and Walvoord, M.A., 2004, Monitoring radionuclide contamination in the unsaturated zone--Lessons learned at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nye County, Nevada: Proceedings, Workshop on long-term performance monitoring of metals and radionuclides in the subsurface, Reston, Vir., April 20-22
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Walvoord, M.A., Stonestrom, D.A., Andraski, B.J., and Striegl, R.G., 2004, Constraining the inferred paleohydrologic evolution of a deep unsaturated zone in the Amargosa Desert: Vadose Zone Journal, vol. 3, p. 502-512, doi:10.2136/vzj2004.0502
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Dong, Weiquan, 2004, Extraction of paleohydrology and paleoclimate proxies from vadose zones and paleolake records in the southwestern Great Basin: Las Vegas, University of Nevada, Ph.D. dissertation, 180 p.
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Phillips, F.M., Walvoord, M.A., and Small, E.E., 2004, Effects of environmental change on groundwater recharge in the Desert Southwest in Hogan J.F., Phillips, F.M., and Scanlon, B.R., eds., Groundwater recharge in a desert environment--the southwestern United States: American Geophysical Union, Water Science and Application 9, p. 273-294
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McGuire, P.E., Moses, Don, and Andraski, B.J., 2004, An evapotranspiration cover for the containment at the U.S. Army Fort Carson landfill site: Proceedings, 30th Environmental and Energy Symposium and Exhibition, San Diego, Calif., April 5-8, 2004
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Walvoord, M.A. and Phillips, F.M., 2004, Identifying areas of basin-floor discharge in the Trans-Pecos region and the link to vegetation: Journal of Hydrology, vol. 292, p. 59-74
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Walvoord, M.A. and Scanlon, B.R., 2004, Hydrologic processes in deep vadose zones in interdrainage arid environments, in Hogan, J.F., Phillips, F.M., and Scanlon, B.R., eds., Groundwater recharge in a desert environment--the southwestern United States: American Geophysical Union, Water Science and Application 9, p. 15-28
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Stonestrom, D.A. and Blasch, K.W., 2003, Determining temperature and thermal properties for heat-based studies of surface-water ground-water interactions in Stonestrom, D.A. and Constantz, Jim, ed., Heat as a tool for studying the movement of ground water near streams: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1260, p. 73-80
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Phillips, F.M., Walvoord, M.A., and Sandvig, R., 2003, Ecotonal control on vadose-zone fluxes in arid regions over very long time scales [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 84, no. 46, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H42M-07
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Walvoord, M.A., Prudic, D.E., Striegl, R.G., Stonestrom, D.A., and Parkhurst, D.L., 2003, Modeling CO2 and carbon-isotope dynamics in a deep unsaturated zone near Beatty, Nevada [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 84, no. 46, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H32A-0543
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Stonestrom, D.A., Abraham, J.D., Lucius, J.E., and Prudic, D.E., 2003, Focused subsurface flow in the Amargosa Desert characterized by direct-current resistivity profiling [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 84, no. 46, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H31B-0467
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Baker, R.J., Andraski, B.J., Walvoord, M.A., Stonestrom, D.A., Prudic, D.E., and Wentai, Luo, 2003, Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in unsaturated zone vapors near a chemical and low-level radioactivity waste-disposal facility, Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nye County, Nevada [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 84, no. 46, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H32A-0509
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Andraski, B.J., Halford, K.J., Johnson, M.J., Michel, R.L., and Radyk, J.C., 2003, Plume-scale testing of a simplified method for detecting tritium contamination in plants and soil [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 84, no. 46, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H32A-0541
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Nimmo, J.R., Healy, R.W., and Stonestrom, D.A., 2003, Aquifer recharge, in Stewart, B.A., and Howell, T.A., eds., Encyclopedia of water science: New York, Marcel Dekker, Inc., p. 22-25
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Andraski, B.J., Sandstrom, M.W., Michel, R.L., Radyk, J.C., Stonestrom, D.A., Johnson, M.J., and Mayers, C.J., 2003, Simplified method for detecting tritium contamination in plants and soil: Journal of Environmental Quality, v. 32, no. 3, p. 988-995, doi:10.2134/jeq2003.9880
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Seiler, R.L., 2003, Ground-water quality and childhood leukemia cluster near Fallon, Nevada [abs.]: Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Sparks, Nev., February 26-28, 2003, Abstracts of Technical Presentations, p. 41
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Mayers, C.J., 2003, Modeling tritium transport through a deep unsaturated zone, Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nye County, Nevada: Reno, University of Nevada, M.S. Thesis, 130 p.
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Wolfsberg, A.V., Stauffer, P.H., and Walvoord, M.A., 2003, Vadose-zone fluid and solute flux in deep arid systems at the Nevada Test Site--Modeling the effects of climate change, plant-soil interactions, and material heterogeneity [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 84, no. 46, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H32A-0519
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Stonestrom, D.A., Prudic, D.E., Laczniak, R.L., Akstin, K.C., Boyd, R.A., and Henkelman, K.K., 2003, Estimates of deep percolation beneath native vegetation, irrigated fields, and the Amargosa River channel, Amargosa Desert, Nye County, Nevada`: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-104, available on the world wide web
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Walvoord, M.A., Phillips, F.M., Stonestrom, D.A., Evans, R.D., Hartsough, P.C., Newman, B.D., and Striegl, R.G., 2003, A reservoir of nitrate beneath desert soils: Science, v. 302, p. 1021-1024
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Scanlon, B.R., Andraski, B.J., and Bilskie, Jim, 2002, 3.2.4 Miscellaneous methods for measuring matric or water potential, in Dane, J.H., and Topp, G.C., eds., Methods of soil analysis, Part 4, Physical Methods: Madison, Wisc., Soil Science Society of America, p. 643-670
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Andraski, B.J., and Scanlon, B.R.,, 2002, 3.2.3 Thermocouple psychrometry, in Dane, J.H., and Topp, G.C., eds., Methods of soil analysis, Part 4, Physical Methods: Madison, Wisc., Soil Science Society of America, p. 609-642
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Mayers, C.J., Andraski, B.J., Wheatcraft, S.W., Prudic, D.E., and Stonestrom, D.A., 2002, Modeling tritium transport through a deep unsaturated zone, Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nye County, Nevada [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 83, no. 47, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H21D-0853, CD-ROM.
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Stonestrom, D.A., 2002, Contaminant transport research at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nye County, Nevada [abs.]: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 34, no. 6, p. 460
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Walvoord, M.A., Plummer, M.A., Phillips, F.M., and Wolfsberg, A.V., 2002, Deep system hydrodynamics Part 1: Equilibrium states and response times in thick desert vadose zones: Water Resources Resources, vol. 38, no. 12, p. 44-1 - 44-15, doi:10.1029/2001WR000824
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Johnson, M.J., Mayers, C.J., and Andraski, B.J., 2002, Selected micrometeorological and soil-moisture data at Amargosa Desert Research Site in Nye County near Beatty, Nevada, 1998-2000: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-348, available on the World Wide Web only
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Andraski, B.J., Sandstrom, M.W., Michel, R.L., Radyk, J.C., Stonestrom, D.A., Johnson, M.J., and Mayers, C.J., 2002, Importance and use of plants in evaluating water flow and contaminant transport in arid environments [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 83, no. 47, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H52A-0836, CD-ROM
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Walvoord, M.A., Stonestrom, D.A., and Phillips, F.M., 2002, From multi-year observations to millenial inferences: Uncertainties in paleohydrologic reconstructions of deep unsaturated zones in the desert southwest, U.S.A. [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 83, no. 47, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract H22F-07, CD-ROM
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Walvoord, M.A., Phillips, F.M., Tyler, S.W., and Hartsough, P.C., 2002, Deep system hydrodynamics Part 2: Application to paleohydrologic reconstruction using vadose-zone profiles from the northern Mojave Desert: Water Resources Research, vol. 38, no. 12, p. 27-1 - 27-12, doi:10.1029/2001WR000825
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Andraski, B.J., 2001, Soil water movement in arid environments--Transport mechanisms and uncertainties [abs.]: Annual Meeting, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and Soil Science Society of America, Charlotte, N. Car., October 21-25, 2001, CD-ROM.
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Constantz, Jim, Stonestrom, David, Stewart, A.E., Niswonger, Richard, and Smith, T.R., 2001, Analysis of streambed temperatures in ephemeral channels to determine streamflow frequency and duration: Water Resources Research, v. 37, no. 2, p. 317-328, doi:10.1029/2000WR900271
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Stonestrom, D.A., Michel, R.L., Evans, W.C., Smith, T.R., Prudic, D.E., Striegl, R.G., Haas, H., Brockman, F.J., and Andraski, B.J., 2001, Carbon isotopes in unsaturated-zone gases and ground water near radioactive-waste disposal area, Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nye County, Nevada [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 82, no. 47, Fall Meeting Supplement, p. F-516
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Stonestrom, D.A., Baker, R.J., Prudic, D.E., Andraski, B.J., Evans, W.C., and Michel, R.L., 2000, Radioisotopes and organic contaminants in a 110-m deep unsaturated zone, Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nye County, Nevada [abs.]: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, no. 7, p. A-407
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Prudic, D.E., Michel, R.L., Stonestrom, D.A., and Andraski, B.J., 2000, Transport of Tritium Through a 110-m Deep Vadose Zone, Amargosa Desert Research Site, Nye County, Nevada [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 81, no. 48, p. F387.
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Andraski, B.J., and Jacobson, E.A., 2000, Testing a full-range soil-water retention function in modeling water potential and temperature: Water Resources Research, v. 36, no. 10, p. 3081-3089, doi: 10.1029/2000WR900193
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Smith, T.R., Stonestrom, D.A., and Prudic, D.E., 1999, 1999, Barometric pumping in a 110-meter thick unsaturated zone in the Amargosa Desert, Nye County, Nevada [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 80, no. 46, p. F359
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Stonestrom, D.A., 1999, What do environmental tracers say about patterns of groundwater recharge, past and present? Examples from the Amargosa Desert, NV, Middle Rio-Grande Basin, NM, and Palouse Catena, WA [abs.]: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, no. 7, p. A-87
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Prudic, D.E., Striegl, R.G., Healy, R.W., Michel, R.L., and Haas, H., 1999, Tritium and 14C concentrations in unsaturated-zone gases at test hole UZB-2, Amargosa Desert Research Site, 1994-98, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meetings, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 3 of 3--Subsurface contamination from point sources: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018-C, p. 475-484.
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Riggs, A.C., Striegl, R.G., and Maestas, F.B., 1999, Soil respiration at the Amargosa Desert Research site, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 3 of 3--Subsurface contaminations from point sources: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018-C, p. 491-498.
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Stonestrom, D.A., 1999, What do environmental tracers say about patterns of groundwater recharge, past and present? Examples from the Amargosa Desert, NV, Middle Rio-Grande Basin, NM, and Palouse Catena, WA [abs.]: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, no. 7, p. A-87
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Stewart, A.E., and Constantz, J.E., 1999, Measurement techniques to identify spatial and temporal patterns of streamflow in large ephemeral streams [abs.]: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, no. 7, p. A-150-A-151
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Constantz, J., Stonestrom, D.A., Stewart, A.E., Niswonger, R., and Smith, T.R., 1999, Evaluating streamflow patterns along seasonal and ephemeral channels by monitoring diurnal variations in streambed temperature [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 80, no. 46, p. F315
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Healy, R.W., Striegl, R.G., Michel, R.L., Prudic, D.E., and Andraski, B.J., 1999, Tritium in water vapor in the shallow unsaturated zone at the Amargosa Desert Research site, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 3 of 3--Subsurface contamination from point sources: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018-C, p. 485-490.
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Stonestrom, D.A., Prudic, D.E., and Striegl, R.G., 1999, Isotopic composition of water in a deep unsaturated zone beside a radioactive-waste disposal area near Beatty, Nevada, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 3 of 3--Subsurface Contamination from Point Sources: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018-C, p. 467-474.
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Stewart, A.E., and Constantz, J.E., 1999, Measurement techniques to identify spatial and temporal patterns of streamflow in large ephemeral streams [abs.]: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, no. 7, p. A-150-A-151
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Andraski, B.J., and Stonestrom, D.A., 1999, Overview of research on water, gas, and radionuclide transport at the Amargosa Desert Research site, Nevada, in Morganwalp, D.W., and Buxton, H.T., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Toxic Substances Hydrology Program--Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, March 8-12, 1999--Volume 3 of 3--Subsurface Contamination from Point Sources: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4018-C, p. 459-466.
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Andraski, B.J., and Stonestrom, D.A., 1998, Hydrogeologic studies at the USGS Amargosa Desert Research Site, in Taylor, E.M., ed., Quaternary geology of the Yucca Mountain area, southern Nevada: Annual Meeting, Friends of the Pleistocene, Pacific Cell, October 1998, Field Trip Guide, 210-216 p.
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Andraski, B.J., and Jacobson, E.A., 1998, Comparison of Brooks-Corey and Rossi-Nimmo retention functions in modeling soil-water movement at a site in the Amargosa Desert, Nevada [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 79, no. 45, p. F382.
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Fayer, M.J., Andraski, B.J., and Jacobson, F.A., 1998, Modified retention functions for arid vadoze zone studies [abs.]: Annual Meeting, Soil Science Society of America, Baltimore, Md., Abstracts, p. 187.
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Striegl, R.G., Healy, R.W., Michel, R.L., and Prudic, D.E., 1998, Tritium in unsaturated zone gases and air at the Amargosa Desert Research Site, and in spring and river water, near Beatty, Nevada, May 1997: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-778, 13 p.
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Prudic, D.E., Stonestrom, D.A., and Striegl, R.G., 1997, Tritium, deuterium, and oxygen-18 in water collected from unsaturated sediments near a low-level radioactive-waste burial site south of Beatty, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 97-4062, 23 p.
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Stonestrom, D.A., Prudic, D.E., and Striegl, R.G., 1997, Deuterium and oxygen-18 in water from a deep unsaturated zone in the Amargosa Desert, Nye County, Nevada [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 78, no. 46, p. 302-303.
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Andraski, B.J., 1997, Soil-water movement under natural-site and waste-site conditions--A multiple-year field study in the Mojave Desert, Nevada: Water Resources Research, v. 33, no. 8, p. 1901-1916, doi: 10.1029/97WR01502
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Andraski, B.J., and Prudic, D.E., 1997, Soil, plant, and structural considerations for surface barriers in arid environments--Application of results from studies in the Mojave Desert near Beatty, Nevada, in Barrier Technologies for Environmental Management, Summary of a Workshop: Washington, D.C., National Academy Press, p. D50-D60.
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Stannard, D.I., 1997, Relations between temperature and evapotranspiration: How complex are they? [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 78, no. 46, p. 304.
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Andraski, B.J., 1997, Overview of U.S. Geological Survey unsaturated-zone research at a site in the Amargosa Desert, southern Nevada--1976-96 [abs.]: 17th Annual Hydrology Days, American Geophysical Union, Ft. Collins, Colo., April 1997, Proceedings.
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Andraski, B.J., 1997, Test-trench studies in the Amargosa Desert, southern Nevada--Results and application of information to landfill covers in arid environments, in Reynolds, T.D., and Morris, R.C., eds., Landfill capping in the semi-arid west--Problems, perspectives, and solutions, May 21-22, 1997, Jackson Lake Lodge, Wyo., Conference Proceedings: Idaho Falls, Idaho, Environmental Science & Research Foundation, ESRF-019, p. 165-179.
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Meyer, P.D., Rockhold, M.L., Nichols, W.E., and Gee, G.W., 1996, Hydrologic evaluation methodology for estimating water movement through the unsaturated zone at commercial low-level radioactive waste disposal sites: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory commission, NUREG/CR-6346, PNL-10843, 102 p., 3 appendixes.
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Andraski, B.J., 1996, Properties and variability of soil and trench fill at an arid waste-burial site: Soil Science Society of America Journal, v. 60, p. 54-66, doi:10.2136/sssaj1996.03615995006000010011x
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Andraski, B.J., 1996, Waste burial in arid environments--Application of information from a field laboratory in the Mojave Desert [abs.]: RCRA Corrective Action Conference, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, March 1996, San Francisco, p. 10-1.
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Wood, J.L., 1996, Selected meteorological and micrometeorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar year 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-434, 33 p.
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Prudic, D.E., 1996, Water-vapor movement through unsaturated alluvium in Amargosa Desert near Beatty, Nevada--Current understanding and continuing studies, in Stevens, P.R., and Nicholson, T.J., eds., Joint U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Workshop on research related to low-level radioactive waste disposal, May 4-6, 1993, National Center, Reston, Virginia, Proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4015, p. 157-166.
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Andraski, B.J., 1996, Simulated trench studies near Beatty, Nevada-Initial results and implications, in Stevens, P.R., and Nicholson, T.J., eds., Joint U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Workshop on research related to low-level radioactive waste disposal, May 4-6, 1993, National Center, Reston, Virginia, Proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4015, p. 111-118.
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Prudic, D.E., and Gee, Glendon, 1996, Topic III-Infiltration and drainage, in Stevens, P.R., and Nicholson, T.J., eds., Joint U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Workshop on research related to low-level radioactive waste disposal, May 4-6, 1993, National Center, Reston, Virginia, Proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4015, p. 6-8.
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Striegl, R.G., Prudic, D.E., Duval, J.S., Healy, R.W., Landa, E.R., Pollock, D.W., Thorstenson, D.C., and Weeks, E.P., 1996, Factors affecting tritium and 14carbon distributions in the unsaturated zone near the low-level radioactive-waste burial site south of Beatty, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-110, 16 p.
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Wood, J.L., and Andraski, B.J., 1995, Selected meteorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar years 1990-91: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-489, 49 p.
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Andraski, B.J., Prudic, D.E., and Nichols, W.D., 1995, Waste burial in arid environments--Application of information from a field laboratory in the Mojave Desert, southern Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet FS-179-95, 4 p.
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Prudic, D.E., and Striegl, R.G., 1995, Tritium and radioactive carbon (14C) analyses of gas collected from unsaturated sediments next to a low-level radioactive-waste burial site south of Beatty, Nevada, April 1994 and July 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-741, 7 p.
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Prudic, D.E., 1994, Effects of temperature at the arid disposal site for low-level radioactive waste near Beatty, Nevada [abs.]: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 26, no. 7, p. 143.
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Trask, N.J., Prudic, D.E., and Stevens, P.R., 1994, Hydrologic research programs of the U.S. Geological Survey relevant to low-level radioactive waste disposal [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 75, no. 16, p. 160.
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Prudic, D.E., and Striegl, R.G., 1994, Water and carbon dioxide movement through unsaturated alluvium near an arid disposal site for low-level radioactive waste, Beatty, Nevada [abs.]: Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, v. 75, no. 16, p. 161.
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Andraski, B.J., 1994, Disturbance effects on soil properties and water balance at a low-level radioactive waste site, Amargosa Desert, Nevada [abs.]: 86th Annual Meeting, American Society of Agronomy, Seattle, November 1994, Agronomy Abstracts, v. 86, p. 227.
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Gee, G.W., Wierenga, P.J., Andraski, B.J., Young, M.H., Fayer, M.J., and Rockhold, M.L., 1994, Variations in water balance and recharge potential at three western desert sites: Soil Science Society of America Journal, v. 58, no. 1, p. 63-72, doi:10.2136/sssaj1994.03615995005800010009x
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Prudic, D.E., 1994, Estimates of percolation rates and ages of water in unsaturated sediments at two Mojave Desert sites, California-Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4160, 19 p.
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Wood, J.L., Hill, K.J., and Andraski, B.J., 1992, Selected meteorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar year 1988: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-61, 27 p.
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Fischer, J.M., 1992, Sediment properties and water movement through shallow unsaturated alluvium at an arid site for disposal of low-level radioactive waste near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 92-4032, 48 p.
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Andraski, B.J., 1992, Water movement through soil at a low-level radioactive-waste site in the Amargosa Desert: U.S. Geological Survey Yearbook, Fiscal Year 1991, p. 73-75.
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Wood, J.L., and Andraski, B.J., 1992, Selected meteorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar year 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-484, 27 p.
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Wood, J.L., and Fischer, J.M., 1992, Selected meteorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar year 1987: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-59, 27 p.
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Andraski, B.J., 1991, Vegetation and land-disturbance effects on recharge potential, Amargosa Desert, Nevada [abs.]: 1991 Annual Meetings, American Society of Agronomy, Denver, Colo., October 1991, Agronomy Abstracts, p. 212.
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Wood, J.L., and Fischer, J.M., 1991, Selected meteorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar year 1986: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-189, 27 p.
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Andraski, B.J., Fischer, J.M., and Prudic, D.E., 1991, Beatty, Nevada, in Trask, N.J., and Stevens, P.R., U.S. Geological Survey Research in radioactive waste disposal-Fiscal years 1986-90: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 91-4084, p. 34-40.
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Andraski, B.J., 1991, Soil-water regime at a low-level radioactive waste site, Amargosa Desert, Nevada [abs.]: Characterization of Transport Phenomena in the Vadose Zone, A Workshop Sponsored by Soil Science Society of America and American Geophysical Union, Tucson, University of Arizona, April 1991, Proceedings, p. 2-3.
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Andraski, B.J., 1991, Balloon and core sampling for determining bulk density of an alluvial desert soil: Soil Science Society of America Journal, v. 55, p. 1188-1190, doi:10.2136/sssaj1991.03615995005500040048x
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Brown, R.G., and Nichols, W.D., 1990, Selected meteorological data for an arid climate over bare soil near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, November 1977 through May 1980: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-195, 48 p.
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Prudic, D.E., and Dennehy, K.F., 1990, Induced changes in hydrology at low-level radioactive waste repository sites, in Bedinger, M.S., and Stevens, P.R., eds., Safe disposal of radionuclides in low-level radioactive waste repository sites-Low-level radioactive-waste disposal workshop, U.S. Geological Survey, July 11-16, 1987, Big Bear Lake, Calif., Proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1036, p. 2-4.
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Fischer, J.M., 1990, Geohydrology of the near-surface unsaturated zone adjacent to the disposal site for low-level radioactive waste near Beatty, Nevada, in Bedinger, M.S., and Stevens, P.R., eds., Safe disposal of radionuclides in low-level radioactive waste repository sites-Low-level radioactive-waste disposal workshop, U.S. Geological Survey, July 11-16, 1987, Big Bear Lake, Calif., Proceedings: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1036, p. 57-61.
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Andraski, B.J., 1990, Soil-water movement at a simulated burial site for low-level radioactive waste near Beatty, Nevada-First year results [abs.], in Nevada decision point-Which water course to the future?: Annual Conference, Nevada Water Resources Association, Las Vegas, Nev., February 1990, Program Information and Abstracts, unpaginated.
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Andraski, B.J., 1990, Rubber-balloon and drive-core sampling for determining bulk density of an alluvial desert soil [abs.]: 1990 Annual Meetings, American Society of Agronomy, San Antonio, Texas, October 1990, Agronomy Abstracts, p. 208.
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Andraski, B.J., 1990, Water movement and trench stability at a simulated arid burial site for low-level radioactive waste near Beatty, Nevada: La Grange Park, Ill., American Nuclear Society, Nuclear Waste Isolation in the Unsaturated Zone, Las Vegas, Nev., September 1989, Proceedings, p. 166-173.
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Nichols, W.D., 1990, The significance of climate in southern Nevada for the shallow burial of low-level radioactive wastes: LaGrange, Ill., American Nuclear Society, Topical on Nuclear Waste Isolation in the Unsaturated Zone, Proceedings, Las Vegas, Nev., September 1989, p. 93-98.
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Fouty, Suzanne, 1989, Chloride mass-balance as a method for determining long-term ground-water recharge rates and geomorphic surface stability in arid and semi-arid regions--Whiskey Flat and Beatty, Nevada: Tucson, University of Arizona, unpublished M.S. thesis, 130 p.
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Bedinger, M.S., 1989, Geohydrologic aspects for siting and design of low-level radioactive-waste disposal: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1034, 36 p.
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Beutner, M.L., and Andraski, B.J., 1989, Comparison of standard and simplified hydrometer methods for textural analysis of a desert soil near Beatty, Nevada [abs.]: 81st Annual Meeting, American Society of Agronomy, Las Vegas, Nev., October 1989, Program of Agronomy Abstracts, v. 81, p. 184.
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Andraski, B.J., 1988, Physical properties of trench backfill at a simulated burial site for low-level radioactive waste near Beatty, NV [abs.]: 80th Annual Meeting, American Society of Agronomy, Anaheim, Calif., December 1988, Program of Agronomy Abstracts, v. 80, p. 178.
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Nichols, W.D., 1987, Geohydrology of the unsaturated zone at the burial site for low-level radioactive waste near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2312, 57 p.
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Fischer, J.M., and Nichols, W.D., 1986, Beatty, Nevada, in Dinwiddie, G.A., and Trask, N.J., eds., U.S. Geological Survey research in radioactive waste disposal-Fiscal years 1983, 1984, and 1985: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 87-4009, p. 87-88.
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Morgan, D.S., and Fischer, J.M., 1984, Unsaturated zone instrumentation in coarse alluvial deposits of the Amargosa Desert near Beatty, Nevada [abs.]: Second National Symposium and Exposition on Ground-Water Instrumentation, Las Vegas, Nev., April 1984, Conference Program.
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Morgan, D.S., and Fischer, J.M., 1984, Unsaturated-zone instrumentation in coarse alluvial deposits of the Amargosa Desert near Beatty, Nevada: Sixth Annual Participants' Information Meeting, U.S. Department of Energy Low-Level Waste Management Program, Proceedings, CONF-8409115, p. 617-630. Available from National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
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Nichols, W.D., 1982, Beatty, Nevada, in Schneider, Robert, Roseboom, E.H., Jr., Robertson, J.B., and Stevens, P.R., eds., U.S. Geological Survey Research in radioactive waste disposal-Fiscal year 1979: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 847, p. 62-63.
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Clebsch, Alfred, Jr., 1968, Geology and hydrology of a proposed site for burial of solid radioactive waste southeast of Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, in Morton, R.J., Land burial of solid radioactive wastes--Study of commercial operations and facilities: Atomic Energy Commission, Report WASH-1143, p. 70-100. Available only from National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
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