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Methods

Field and laboratory environmental measurement methods

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program develops field methods to measure a wide range of environmental properties, and develops approaches and protocols used to assess or characterize contamination.

The Program also develops laboratory analytical methods to measure a wide variety of chemicals in environmental media.

Graph of diel variation of dissolved zinc concentrations in High Ore Creek, Mont.
Graph showing diel (diurnal or daily) variation of dissolved zinc concentrations in High Ore Creek, Montana., for five different years -- from the Diurnal Metal Variations Photo Gallery

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