Fluorometric procedures for dye tracing

Open-File Report 84-234
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This manual describes the current fluorometric procedures used by the U.S. Geological Survey in dye tracer studies such as time of travel, dispersion, reaeration, and dilution-type discharge measurements. The outstanding characteristics of dye tracing are: (1) the low detection and measurement limits, and (2) the simplicity and accuracy of measuring dye tracer concentrations using fluorometric techniques.

The manual contains necessary background information about fluorescence, dyes, and fluorometers and a description of fluorometric operation and calibration procedures as a general guide for laboratory and field use. The background information should be useful to anyone wishing to experiment with dyes, fluorometer components, or procedures different from those described. In addition, a brief section is included on aerial photography because of its possible use to supplement ground-level fluorometry.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Fluorometric procedures for dye tracing
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 84-234
DOI 10.3133/ofr84234
Year Published 1984
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description xi, 53 p.
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