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Mercury Deposition Network Site Operator Training for the System Blank and Blind Audit Programs

Open-File Report 2008-1252

In association with The National Atmospheric Deposition Program
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey operates the external quality assurance project for the National Atmospheric Deposition Program/Mercury Deposition Network. The project includes the system blank and blind audit programs for assessment of total mercury concentration data quality for wet-deposition samples. This presentation was prepared to train new site operators and to refresh experienced site operators to successfully process and submit system blank and blind audit samples for chemical analysis. Analytical results are used to estimate chemical stability and contamination levels of National Atmospheric Deposition Program/Mercury Deposition Network samples and to evaluate laboratory variability and bias.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Mercury Deposition Network Site Operator Training for the System Blank and Blind Audit Programs
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2008-1252
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2008
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
Available online and on CD-ROM; Downloads Directory: ReadMe & Windows Media Video file