STP573

    Data Are for Looking At or Quality Control Through Interpretation

    Published: Jan 1975


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    Abstract

    A logical interpretive procedure for the examination of environmental data is described and its use illustrated. The procedure is used to eliminate errors, detect redundancies, detect and validate anomalies, examine water quality data sets, and improve analytical and sampling techniques. It is a first step towards thorough data analysis and should ensure that the data, which are subsequently used for geochemical or environmental purposes, are valid.

    Keywords:

    water quality, environmental tests, data processing, interpretation, sampling, analysis (mathematics)


    Author Information:

    Bewers, JM
    Head, water geochemist, and NRCC postdoctoral fellow, Atlantic Oceanographic Laboratory, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

    Macaulay, ID
    Head, water geochemist, and NRCC postdoctoral fellow, Atlantic Oceanographic Laboratory, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

    Sundby, B
    Head, water geochemist, and NRCC postdoctoral fellow, Atlantic Oceanographic Laboratory, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

    Buckley, DE
    Head, Environmental Marine Geology, Atlantic Geoscience Centre, Geological Survey of Canada, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia


    Paper ID: STP39036S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D19.95

    DOI: 10.1520/STP39036S


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