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Fluorometric procedures for dye tracing

Techniques of Water-Resource Investigation 03-A12

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Abstract

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.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Fluorometric procedures for dye tracing
Series title:
Techniques of Water-Resource Investigation
Series number:
03-A12
Edition:
Revision - 1986
Year Published:
1986
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey ;For sale by the Books and Open-File Reports Section, U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
x, 34 p. :ill ;26 cm.