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6.8 Use of multiparameter instruments for routine field measurements
By Jacob Gibs, Franceska D. Wilde, and Heather A. Heckathorn
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The miniaturization of sensors and other technological advances in electronics have resulted in water-quality instruments that house multiple sensors capable of simultaneous readings for various field measurements in environmental waters. This section addresses the short-term or discrete-measurement use of portable multiparameter instruments.
6.8 Use of Multiparameter Instruments for Routine Field Measurements
6.8.1 - Equipment and supplies
6.8.2 - Calibration
6.8.3 - Measurement
6.8.4 - Troubleshooting
6.8.5 - Reporting
6.8.6 - Selected references
6.8.7 - Acknowledgments
Appendix 6.8-A - Example of a USGS field form for recording sensor calibrations and field measurements
Citation for Section 6.8:
Gibs, Jacob, Wilde, F.D., and Heckathorn, H.A., 2007, Use of multiparameter instruments for routine field measurements (ver. 1.1): U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 9, chap. A6, section 6.8, August, accessed__date__ from http://pubs.water.usgs.gov/twri9A/.