Chapter A6. Section 6.8. Use of Multiparameter Instruments for Routine Field Measurements
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The miniaturization of sensors and other technological advances in electronics have resulted in water-quality instruments that house multiple sensors capable of simultaneous readings for various field measurements in environmental waters. With the use of these multiparameter instruments, field measurements can be determined with considerable reduction in the field work that generally is required when using multiple single-parameter instruments. This section addresses the short-term or discrete-measurement use of portable multiparameter instruments. Each chapter of the National Field Manual is published separately and revised periodically. Newly published and revised chapters will be announced on the USGS Home Page on the World Wide Web under 'New Publications of the U.S. Geological Survey.'
Gibs, Jacob, Wilde, F.D., and Heckathorn, H.A., 2012, Use of multiparameter instruments for routine field measurements: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 9, chap. A6, https://doi.org/10.3133/twri09A6.8.
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