Scientific Investigations Report 2006–5232

Scientific Investigations Report 2006–5232

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Conversion Factors, Datums, Abbreviations and Acronyms

Conversion Factors

Multiply By To obtain
foot (ft) 0.3048 meter
gallon (gal) 3.785 liter
liter per minute (L/min) 0.2642 gallon per minute
mile (mi) 1.609 kilometer
square mile (mi2) 2.590 square kilometer

Temperature in degrees Celsius (°C) may be converted to degrees Fahrenheit (°F) as follows:


Specific conductance is given in microsiemens per centimeter at 25 degrees Celsius (µS/cm at 25°C).

Concentrations of chemical constituents in water are given either in milligrams per liter (mg/L), micrograms per liter (µg/L), or picocuries per liter (piC/L).


Vertical coordinate information is referenced to the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29).

Horizontal coordinate information is referenced to the North American Datum of 1927 (NAD 27).

Altitude, as used in this report, refers to distance above the vertical datum.

Abbreviations and Acronyms

Abbreviation or acronym Meaning
DEQ Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
DOE U.S. Department of Energy
ESRP Eastern Snake River Plain
ESRPA Eastern Snake River Plain aquifer
IBSP Inorganic Blind Sample Program
INL Idaho National Laboratory
INTEC Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center
LRL laboratory reporting level
LT-MDL long-term method detection limit
MPV most probable value
MRL minimum reporting level
NLCID no longer contained in decision
NWQL National Water Quality Laboratory
POC purgeable organic compond
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RESL Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory
SRWS standard reference water samples
TOC total organic carbon
USGS U.S. Geological Survey

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