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Standard Guide for Choosing Locations and Sampling Methods to Monitor Atmospheric Deposition at Non-Urban Locations

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Standard Guide for Choosing Locations and Sampling Methods to Monitor Atmospheric Deposition at Non-Urban Locations


1.1 This guide assists individuals or agencies in identifying suitable locations and choosing appropriate sampling strategies for monitoring atmospheric deposition at non-urban locations. It does not purport to discuss all aspects of designing atmospheric deposition monitoring networks.

1.2 The guide is suitable for use in obtaining estimates of the dominant inorganic constituents and trace metals found in acidic deposition. It addresses both wet and dry deposition and includes cloud water, fog and snow.

1.3 The guide is best used to determine estimates of atmospheric deposition in non-urban areas although many of the sampling methods presented can be applied to urban environments.

Significance and Use

The guide consolidates into one document, siting criteria and sampling strategies used routinely in various North American atmospheric deposition monitoring programs.

The guide leads the user through the steps of site selection, sampling frequency and sampling equipment selection, and presents quality assurance techniques and other considerations necessary to obtain a representative deposition sample for subsequent chemical analysis.

The guide extends Practice D 1357 to include specific guidelines for sampling atmospheric deposition including acidic deposition.


atmospheric deposition; dry deposition monitoring; sampling methods; siting guidelines; wet deposition; ICS Number Code 07.060 (Geology. Meteorology. Hydrology)

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1999 R06 EDITION



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June 1, 2006

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9 pages

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