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GISLab staff produce high-quality maps and GIS analyses for many LANL projects, technical teams, and others who make technical or management decisions.

Current GISLab Projects:

Water - ZeroNet Water-Energy Initiative, decision support tools for watershed planning.

Homeland/National Security - Critical Infrastructure Protection - Decision Support System (CIP-DSS). Scenario Library Visualizer (SLV), Fast Response Team, Second Line of Defense (SLD), Advanced Chemical Identification Technology (ACIT).

Earth and Environment Applications - Environmental Restoration (ER) Project, Yucca Mountain Project (YMP) [see figures at right]; Effects of Topography on Nearground Climate, Biological Scaling, Canyons Geomorphology.

Carbon Program - National Carbon Cyber-infrastructure: leadership, planning, and coordination.
- Big Sky Partnership
- Southwest Partnership
- Zero Emission Research & Technology (ZERT): GIS-model integration, decision support framework, system dynamics modeling

Other projects:
   - mesoscale climate change modeling
   - Southwest Nevada volcanic field (SWNVF)
     website and database management
   - GNEM

Former GISLab Projects:

CGRP GIS – GISLab supported the LANL Cerro Grande Rehabilitation Project (CGRP), providing a repository for fire-related spatial data, imagery, maps, and modeling results, as well as storage, retrieval, comparison and display of fire-related information. Other CGRP work included:
         - LANL floodplain mapping and hydrological modeling
         - Planning maps for post-wildfire forest management

  - GIS support for the Infrastructure Assurance Analysis Program

  - Regional Assessment of Water Resources - Coupled model of Rio Grande River basin

  - Urban Security - Volcanic hazards assessment for Mexico City

  - Transportation - Traffic modeling using advanced computational and analytical techniques


GIS analysis of aeromagnetic data taken near the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository (orange shape) in Nevada supports geologic interpretations of some anomalies as potential buried basalt. GIS is also used for planning investigative drilling at those locations.

The ASHPLUME computer code models the atmospheric dispersal and deposition of volcanic ash, including any entrained nuclear waste, from a potential violent Strombolean-type eruption through the Yucca Mtn. repository. Using a GIS, the results are combined with a watershed/sediment transport model to predict the potential redistribution of contaminated ash by surface water flow.


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