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Z - Analytical Techniques
  • 72 Alpha spectrometers
  • Anton Parr Autoclave for Mineral Reactions and Synthesis (Capable of 500¬∞C and 2000 psi)
  • Buchi Rotor Evaporator
  • Cary 550 UV-Vis spectrometer
  • Cathodoluminescence Microscopy
  • Clay Mineral Separations
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Dionix HPLC
  • Elemental Analyzer for C, H, O, N
  • FTIR on Solids and Gasses (Fitted with an IR Microscope)
  • Fluid-Inclusion Microscopy
  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Freeze Drier for Extracting Moisture from Rocks, Soils, and Clays
  • Freezers for Low-Temperature Mineral Reactions
  • Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (Analysis of Volatile Compounds in Samples of <1000 Molecular Wt.)
  • Gas Extraction Lines/Sample Preparation for Isotopic Analyses
  • Germanium coaxial and well gamma-ray spectrometers
  • Glove Boxes for Controlled Atmosphere
  • Glove Boxes for Handling Hazardous Substances
  • Gravimetric Moisture Analyses
  • Horiba CAPA-500 Particle-Size Distribution Analyzer (0.05 to 50 ¬µm)
  • INEL Diffractometer forr Analysis of Very Small Samples
  • IR infrared spectroscopy
  • Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer for Stable Isotopes (C, H, O, N)
  • Mineral Dissolution Capability
  • Mineral Purification Using Heavy Liquid, Centrifuge, and Magnetic Separations
  • RBS rutherford backscattering
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Reaction Vessels and Ovens for Mineral Reactions and Synthesis
  • SOXHLET extraction unit and microwave digestion systems
  • TOC analyzer
  • TSM Ultrafine Particle Counters for Atmospheric Testing
  • Thin Section Laps and Polishers
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • X-ray fluoresce (XRF)
  • acoustic property measurement
  • atomic absorption
  • atomic absorption spectrometer with flow injection system and mercury analysis system
  • auto radiography
  • breakdown, photoacoustic and fluorescence laser spectrometer (Nd:YAG MOPO)
  • calorimetry
  • carbon stable isotope analysis
  • data quality assessment
  • electron and ion microprobe (empa, simms)
  • environmental data analysis and assessment
  • environmental database management
  • gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer
  • high pressure liquid chromatography
  • high-pressure, high-temperature phase equilibria
  • inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
  • inductively coupled plasma optical spectroscopy
  • ion chromatography
  • isotope ratio mass spectrometry
  • low background gas proportional counter
  • micro-PIXE proton-induced X-ray emission
  • neutron diffraction
  • optical microscopy
  • organic analyses
  • oxygen stable isotope analysis
  • rock coring
  • rock crushing
  • rock powdering
  • rock saws
  • scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • thermogravimetric analysis
  • unsaturated/Saturated Flow Apparatus (UFA; ASTM D6527)
  • verification infrasound

admin/technical support
  • admin support
  • technical support

astrobiology
  • origins of life
  • possible life on mars

atmospheric & climate sciences
  • atmospheric radiation measurement (ARM)
  • boundary layer meteorology
  • continental records of climate change
  • dynamic testing atmospheric dispersion modeling
  • foreign/domestic equipment deployment & operations
  • geophysical fluid modeling
  • global climate & ocean models
  • global climate data analysis
  • intracloud lightning
  • meteorology
  • mountain meteorology
  • regional climate analysis
  • regional climate modeling
  • remote sensing applications
  • remote sensing atmospheric effects
  • sea-ice modeling
  • sprites
  • verification infrasound
  • wildfire prediction

chemistry
  • electrochemistry
  • radiation chemistry

computational geochemistry
  • adsorption
  • mineral-solution equilibria
  • reactive transport
  • speciation

data acquisition, analysis
  • 72 Alpha spectrometers
  • Cary 550 UV-Vis spectrometer
  • Germanium coaxial and well gamma-ray spectrometers
  • IR infrared spectroscopy
  • RBS rutherford backscattering
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • SOXHLET extraction unit and microwave digestion systems
  • TOC analyzer
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • X-ray diffractometer with Gbel mirrors and Rietveld refinements
  • X-ray fluoresce (XRF)
  • atomic absorption
  • atomic absorption spectrometer with flow injection system and mercury analysis system
  • auto radiography
  • breakdown, photoacoustic and fluorescence laser spectrometer (Nd:YAG MOPO)
  • data quality assessment
  • electron and ion microprobe (empa, simms)
  • electron microscopy
  • environmental data analysis and assessment
  • environmental database management
  • gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer
  • geographic information system (GIS)
  • high pressure liquid chromatography
  • inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
  • inductively coupled plasma optical spectroscopy
  • inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometer
  • inorganic analyses
  • ion chromatograph
  • ion chromatography
  • isotope ratio mass spectrometry
  • liquid scintillation counter
  • low background gas proportional counter
  • micro-PIXE proton-induced X-ray emission
  • neutron diffraction
  • optical microscopy
  • organic analyses
  • simulation visualization
  • unsaturated/Saturated Flow Apparatus (UFA; ASTM D6527)
  • verification infrasound
  • verification on-site inspection
  • verification seismic
  • verification seismic infrasound
  • waste characterization

decision support/management
  • collective intelligence using the web
  • disaster preparedness and mitigation
  • distributed sensor networks
  • web-based decision support systems

ecology
  • LIBS, carbon dioxide, carbon sequestration
  • atmosphere/biosphere exchange
  • avian biology
  • carbon management advanced concepts
  • carbon management capture of CO2
  • carbon management geosequestration
  • carbon management ocean sequestration
  • carbon management terrestrial sequestration
  • contaminant bioaccumulation
  • corals
  • epidemiology
  • fire
  • forest
  • forest disturbance
  • human urban dynamics simulation
  • photosynthesis
  • plant water use
  • plant water use efficiency
  • population/ecological risk assessment
  • stable isotope
  • toxicology
  • trace gas fluxes
  • vegetation dynamics/ecosystems/landscape ecology
  • wetlands

experiment logistics support
  • foreign/domestic equipment/instrument deployment
  • foreign/domestic equipment/instrument operations & maintenance

field measurement & observation
  • be transport
  • contaminant transport
  • eddy flux
  • field work
  • infrasound
  • meteorology
  • seismic/strong ground motion
  • twpp

geochemistry
  • aqueous
  • biochemistry plant
  • biogeochemistry
  • chemical oceanography
  • computational
  • contaminant bioaccumulation
  • corals
  • crystallography
  • groundwater
  • high explosives
  • high temperature geochemistry
  • isotope forensics
  • kinetics
  • magmatic processes
  • materials characterization analytical techniques
  • metals
  • metamorphic petrology
  • paleoclimate
  • porewaters
  • radiochemistry
  • radiological effects of waste on brines and salt
  • radionuclide speciation
  • solids
  • spectroscopy
  • stable isotopes
  • surface water
  • thermodynamics
  • trace element
  • trace gas analyses
  • wetlands

geochemistry & ecology
  • carbon isotopes
  • environmental microbiology

geoengineering
  • advanced drilling technology
  • barriers to radionuclide and hazardous constituents
  • borehole instrumentation
  • field and experimental laboratory design and support
  • geological and environmental instrumentation
  • material degradation
  • metallic corrosion
  • repository sciences and waste operations

geographic information systems (GIS)
  • ArcGIS, ArcInfo, ArcSDE, ArcIMS
  • GIS policy and standards
  • GIS-based models
  • GPS
  • cartography
  • custom GIS tools and applications
  • enterprise GIS design
  • geospatial metadata
  • internet GIS
  • map-based visualization
  • mapping
  • model/data integration
  • spatial analysis
  • spatial decision support systems
  • spatial information management
  • terrain analysis
  • three-dimensional GIS

geology
  • fault fabrics and fluid flow
  • field studies
  • geochronologic applications
  • geochronologic techniques and applications
  • geochronology
  • heat and mass transport
  • hydrothermal alteration
  • mineralogy
  • ore deposit
  • paleoseismology
  • petrology
  • quanternary surface processes
  • quaternary geology
  • sedimentology
  • structural geology
  • tectonic geomorphology
  • tectonics
  • volcanology

geomaterials
  • analytical chemistry acoustics experimental
  • analytical chemistry acoustics theoretical
  • experimental acoustics
  • experimental mineralogy
  • material degradation
  • material properties
  • materials characterization
  • metallic corrosion
  • mineral physics
  • mineralogy/petrology
  • nonlinear acoustics experimental nonlinear dynamics
  • nonlinear acoustics theoretical nonlinear dynamics
  • self-replicating materials
  • theoretical acoustics

geophysics
  • advanced drilling technology
  • core dynamics
  • electromagnetic induction
  • environmental restoration (EM)
  • frequency domain electromagnetics FDEM
  • geodynamics
  • gravity
  • magnetics
  • magnetotelluric
  • mantle convection
  • microgravity
  • plate tectonics
  • seismology reflection wave propagation
  • shock physics
  • thermodynamics
  • time domain electromagnetics TDEM

geophysics & seismology
  • earthquake hazard assessment

geothermal
  • gas and fluid sampling and analysis
  • geothermal reservoir modeling
  • magmatic systems analysis

ground water hydrology
  • aquifer parameters uncertainty
  • bioremediation
  • closed conduit hydrology
  • colloid transport
  • conceptual model development
  • contaminant transport
  • field testing
  • fluid-rock interaction
  • fracture flow
  • groundwater development
  • groundwater model development
  • heterogeneity
  • multi-phase flow
  • multiphase transport
  • porous media flow
  • reactive transport
  • reactive transport modeling
  • regional aquifer modeling
  • saturated flow
  • subsurface flow and transport
  • thermodynamics
  • unsaturated flow
  • unsaturated flow modeling
  • upscaling
  • vapor phase flow
  • vapor phase transport
  • water protection
  • water resources
  • well hydraulics

information management
  • Oracle RDMS
  • data archival
  • data distribution
  • data safeguards
  • data warehousing
  • database administration
  • database application development
  • patents
  • relational database management system (RDBMS)
  • technology transfer

land surface processes
  • fluvial geomorphology
  • geomorphology
  • landscape evolution
  • quaternary glaciation
  • repository performance assessment
  • soils
  • surface water hydrology
  • transport processes

materials science and solid state geophysics
  • dynamic elastic properties
  • pressure and temperature effects
  • surface physics

modeling and simulation
  • 3-d molecular dynamics lattice gas simulation
  • 3-d molecular dynamics simulation
  • 3D lattice Boltzmann simulation
  • LaGriT los alamos grid toolbox
  • MCNPX - Monte Carlo N-Particle eXtended radiation transport
  • MOR3D
  • agent based modeling
  • atmospheric
  • code verification
  • computational fluid dynamics
  • computational mechanics
  • coupled thermal-hydrologic-mechanical-chemical (THMC)
  • cuts across all capabilities
  • fehm finite element heat mass
  • geochemical
  • geothermal
  • goldsim probabilistic systems model
  • grid generation
  • high-performance computing
  • hybrid atomistic-continuum algorithms
  • hydrothermal
  • inverse analysis
  • mantle convection
  • mantle convection three dimension (MC3D)
  • mesh generation
  • model calibration
  • model development and testing
  • model-based decision support
  • molecular self-assembly simulation
  • multi-objective optimization
  • multi-physical transport phenomena
  • multiscale modeling
  • neural systems modeling
  • nonlinear optimization
  • parameter estimation
  • plate tectonics
  • porous flow
  • reservoir engineering
  • risk assessment
  • seismic wave propagation, full 3d spectral element method
  • stocastic pde partial differential equations
  • stochastic (geostatistical) analysis
  • subsurface transport
  • surface transport
  • time series analysis
  • uncertainty analysis
  • upscaling and downscaling in simulation

petrology
  • experimental
  • igneous
  • metamorphic
  • sedimentary

project
  • Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM)
  • Espanola basin project (EBP)
  • Nevada test site (NTS)
  • Tropical Western Pacific (TWP) sites
  • Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP)
  • Yucca Mountain (YMP)
  • nuclear explosion monitoring research & engineering (NEM R&E)

project technical leadership
  • Acceptable Knowledge (AK) database
  • decision analysis
  • engineering alternatives analysis for ER
  • environmental permitting
  • environmental restoration
  • geologic repository
  • history of waste storage and evolution
  • project management
  • project planning/execution
  • quality assurance
  • radioactive waste mobile loading
  • radioactive waste transportation certification
  • regulatory compliance
  • regulatory-based, management of waste characterization and transportation system certification
  • test coordination/test management
  • waste stream definition and profiling

risk assessment
  • ecological urban contaminants
  • human health issues
  • seismic hazards
  • volcanic hazards
  • wildfire hazards

seismology
  • borehole seismology
  • earthquake probabilities
  • earthquake studies
  • field seismology
  • geothermal reservoir characterization using seismic techniques
  • induced seismicity
  • near-surface seismology
  • nonlinear effects in wave propagation
  • numerical modeling of realistic seismic wave propagation
  • paleoseismology
  • parallel computing for modeling and data analysis
  • ray tracing (seismic)
  • reflection seismology
  • refraction seismology
  • regional seismicity
  • seismic hazards
  • seismic imaging on all scales
  • seismic scattering: modeling and data analysis
  • seismological instrumentation
  • seismology and tectonics
  • strong ground motion

sensor technology
  • borehole
  • borehole strain measurements
  • chemin
  • fiber-optic based sensors
  • infrasound
  • libs
  • lidar

software, hardware and laboratory
  • CVS
  • Mercurial (hg)
  • OS: DOS
  • OS: Linux, system support
  • OS: PC, system support
  • OS: Unix/Linux
  • OS: VAX/VMS
  • OS: solaris, system support
  • Software Configuration Management
  • Trac
  • lab: Cary 550 UV-Vis spectrometer
  • lab: acoustic property measurement
  • lab: calorimetry
  • lab: carbon stable isotope analysis
  • lab: high-pressure, high-temperature phase equilibria
  • lab: oxygen stable isotope analysis
  • lab: scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • lab: thermogravimetric analysis
  • language: C
  • language: Fortran
  • language: HTML
  • language: Java
  • language: LabVIEW
  • language: Oracle/SQL
  • language: Perl
  • language: Python
  • languages: C++
  • software: GIS -ArcGIS, ArcInfo, ArcSDE, ArcIMS
  • software: computing - Maple
  • software: computing - Matlab
  • software: graphics - AVS
  • software: graphics - OpenGL
  • software: graphics - Paraview
  • software: graphics - Tecplot
  • software: modeling - EarthVision
  • software: modeling - Stratamodel

soil science
  • soil

solid earth geophysics
  • composition of the crust and mantle
  • electrical conductivity of the crust and mantle

surface water hydrology
  • biogeochemistry
  • contaminant transport
  • ecohydrology
  • ecology
  • erosion prediction
  • experimental hydrology
  • fire reponse
  • flood hydrology
  • modeling and prediction
  • monitoring and measurement
  • repository performance assessment
  • watershed science

sustainability
  • traffic dynamics simulation
  • urban dynamics simulation

waste characterization
  • Acceptable Knowledge
  • active and passive NDA
  • head space gas analysis
  • non destructive assay
  • radioactive and hazardous waste disposal
  • radiography
  • segmented gamma scanners (SGS)
  • visual examination/repackaging

weapons phenomenology
  • electromagnetic pulse (EMP) modeling
  • ground based nuclear explosion monitoring
  • nuclear explosion containment
  • nuclear weapons effects
  • optical modeling
  • satellite based nuclear explosion monitoring
  • satellite coverage modeling
  • transionospheric propagation
  • visual observation monitoring

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