This up-to-date revision of a bestseller sets the standard for planning and implementing cost-effective sediment sampling programs. Handbook of Techniques for Aquatic Sediments Sampling, Second Edition is the only comprehensive text on procedures for sampling bottom sediments, suspended sediments, and sediment pore water. Practical guidance is also provided for sample handling and preservation to ensure accurate physicochemical analysis. No other reference source provides more tools for obtaining representative samples for evaluating potential contaminant effects on aquatic environments.
1. Introduction 2. Project and Data Review 3. Selection of Bottom Sediment Sampling Stations 4. Bottom Sediment Sampling 5. Sampling the Settling and Suspended Particulate Matter 6. Sediment Preservation, Processing, and Storage 7. Sediment Pore Water Sampling 8. Case Studies