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U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 571

Acronyms and Abbreviations


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Aampere
ASE accelerated solvent extraction
atm atmosphere
C Celsius
ECNI electron capture negative ionization
EI electron impact ionization
EIMS electron-impact mass spectrometry
EMDL estimated minimum detection limit
g gram
GC gas chromatography
GC/ECNIMS gas chromatography/electron-capture negative ionization mass spectrometry
GC/EIMS-SIM gas chromatography/electron-impact mass spectrometry - selected ion monitoring
GFF glass fiber filter
h hour
HLB Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance
Hz hertz
ICP-MS inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
IDL instrument detection limit
K Kelvin
kPa kilopascal
L liter
m meter
METAR Meteorological Terminal Aviation Routine
mL milliliter
mm millimeter
ng nanogram
NWQL National Water Quality Laboratory
PAH polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon
PCB polychlorinated biphenyl
pg picogram
PM2.5 particulate mass of particles less than 2.5 micrometers diameter
QFF quartz fiber filter
SAL Saharan Air Layer
SOC semivolatile organic compounds
SPE solid phase extraction
STP standard temperature and pressure
USGS U.S. Geological Survey
USVI U.S. Virgin Islands
V volts
µg microgram
µL microliter
µm micrometer

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