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Data conditioning of environmental geochemical data : quality control procedures used in the British Geological Survey's regional geochemical mapping project

Johnson, Christopher; Ander, Louise; Lister, Bob; Flight, Dee. 2008 Data conditioning of environmental geochemical data : quality control procedures used in the British Geological Survey's regional geochemical mapping project. In: de Vivo, B.; Belkin, H.E.; Lima, A., (eds.) Environmental geochemistry : site characterization, data analysis and case histories. Amsterdam ; London, Elsevier, 93-118.

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Abstract/Summary

Data conditioning procedures involve the verification, quality control and data levelling processes that are necessary to make data fit for the purpose for which it is to be used. It is something that has to be planned at the outset of any project generating geochemical data. Whether it is in the sampling phase, for example, determining how sites and samples should have a unique identity, or through to the data presentation phase in which disparate data sets may have to be joined to form a seamless map. This account describes the methods currently used by the British Geological Survey’s regional geochemical mapping project that has been generating geochemical data for various sample media for nearly 40 years. It is important that users of the data are given information that will help them ascertain whether the provided environmental data is suitable for the purpose of its intended use.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/B978-0-444-53159-9.00005-X
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2008 > Environment and Health
ISBN: 9780444531599
Additional Keywords: Environmental geochemistry, Geochemical data, Geochemical maps & surveys
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Chemistry
Date made live: 29 Jul 2008 09:20
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/3722

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