Bed-Sediment and Tissue Studies

What is Bed-Sediment and Tissue Studies?

Bed-Sediment and Tissue Studies meaning Assessment of concentrations and distributions of trace elements and hydrophobic organic contaminants in streambed sediment and tissues of aquatic organisms to identify potential sources and to assess spatial distribution. Studies are divided into two phases–the Occurrence Survey and the Spatial Distribution Survey.

 

reference: USGS – GLOSSARY OF STUDY COMPONENTS

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