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Open-File Report 2007–1265

Sediment Quality-Assurance Plan for the New Mexico Water Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey

By J. Stiles and D. Michael Roark

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Abstract

This report describes a sediment quality-assurance plan for the U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Water Science Center (WSC), to assure that standard procedures for collecting, storing, shipping, and processing are followed. The plan also serves as a guide for all WSC personnel involved in sediment activities.


Contents

Conversion Factors

Abstract

Introduction

Responsibilities

Collection of Sediment Data

Sampling Procedures

Field Forms

Equipment

Sample Handling and Storage

Cold-Weather Conditions

Site Documentation

Processing and Analysis of Sediment Data

Compilation of Data

Analysis of Data

Sediment Station Analysis

Quality-Assurance Review of Sediment Records

Sediment Analysis Results

Sediment Data Storage

References Cited

Appendix

 


Suggested citation:

Stiles, J., and Roark, D.M., 2007, Sediment quality-assurance plan for the New Mexico Water Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1265, 19 p.



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