Preparations for Water Sampling
The National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data (National Field Manual) provides guidelines and standard procedures for U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) personnel who collect data used to assess the quality of the Nation’s surface-water and ground-water resources. This chapter addresses field-trip preparations, including selection of sample-collection sites for studies of surface-water quality, site reconnaissance and well selection for studies of groundwater quality, and the establishment of electronic files and field files and folders for a sampling site.
Each chapter of the National Field Manual is published separately and revised periodically. Newly published and revised chapters are posted on the World Wide Web on the USGS page "National Field Manual for the Collection of Water-Quality Data." The URL for this page is http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/twri9A/ (accessed Jan. 31, 2005).
Wilde F., 2005, Preparations for water sampling: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 9, chap. A1, 46 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/twri9A1.
Table of Contents
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Preparations for water sampling|
|Series title||Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations|
|Edition||Version 2.0 (2005)|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Larger Work Type||Report|
|Larger Work Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Larger Work Title||Handbooks for Water-Resources Investigations (Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations Book 9)|
|Public Comments||The 2018 release in the Techniques and Methods series supersedes two earlier editions in the Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations series. Version 1 was released in 1998 and version 2 was released in 2005. More details are in the version history document.|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Additional Online Files (Y/N)||Y|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|