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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.

A view of the stacked instrumentation suite inside the USGS Mobile Atmospheric Mercury Laboratory
A view of the stacked instrumentation suite inside the USGS Mobile Atmospheric Mercury Laboratory. The top four instruments continuously monitor sulfur oxides (SOx), oxides of nitrogen (NO, NOx), and ozone. The lower two instruments provide continuous measurements of gaseous elemental mercury (Hg0), reactive gaseous mercury (Hg+2,+1), and particulate mercury in air -- from the USGS Mobile Atmospheric Mercury Laboratory Photo Gallery

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