Fluorometric procedures for dye tracing

Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations 03-A12


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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 advantages of dye tracing are (1) low detection and measurement limits and (2) simplicity and accuracy in 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 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 on aerial photography is included 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 Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
Series number 03-A12
DOI 10.3133/twri03A12_1968
Edition -
Year Published 1968
Language ENGLISH
Publisher U.S.G.P.O.,
Description vii, 31 p. :ill. ;26 cm.
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