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Upper Rio Grande Simulation Model (URGSiM)

Partners United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBoR), United States Geological Survey (USGS), New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (NMISC). Problem The Upper Rio Grande Water Operation Model (URGWOM) is a suite of tools developed cooperatively by water management agencies in New Mexico to better understand, predict, [...]

By | June 22nd, 2011|Comments Off on Upper Rio Grande Simulation Model (URGSiM)


National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) NSTTF's primary goal is to provide experimental engineering data for the design, construction, and operation of unique components and systems in proposed solar thermal electrical plants, which have three generic system architectures: line-focus (trough and continuous linear Fresnel reflector systems), point-focus central receiver (power towers), and point-focus distributed receiver [...]

By | May 25th, 2011|Comments Off on Facilities

Bureau of Land Management

Sandia National Laboratories provides the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in southeastern NM a new approach using risk assessment (RA) for analysis of technical issues that arise during development of co-located potash and petroleum resources SNL’s Geoscience Research and Applications Group provides scientific analyses for the US Department of Interior Secretary through support to the [...]

By | May 13th, 2011|Comments Off on Bureau of Land Management

Geomechanics Laboratory

Making predictions of rock mass response and fluid flow through rock masses requires quantitative models of the governing deformation and fracture processes. Building these models, and performing analytic and numerical design calculations from the models requires information about specific rock properties. The Geomechanics Laboratory enables you to measure rock properties under a wide range of [...]

By | April 7th, 2011|Comments Off on Geomechanics Laboratory

Sustainable Subsurface Energy Development

Sandia is a leader in subsurface science for the DOE, integrating investments from multiple federal programs and commercial industry partners focused on the both petroleum (oil and gas) and derivative benefits for geothermal energy and subsurface energy storage and waste disposal. We work in shale science, salt sciences, drilling technologies for difficult subsurface environments, [...]

By | January 27th, 2011|Comments Off on Sustainable Subsurface Energy Development

Climate & Earth Systems

Climate & Earth Systems A sustainable future requires understanding and ensuring that the Earth system supports both stationary and transportation energy systems while mitigating the impact these energy systems have on the Earth. Sandia is focused on three primary R&D areas that are aligned with the DOE’s emerging crosscutting program initiatives: Climate Measurement [...]

By | January 27th, 2011|Comments Off on Climate & Earth Systems