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1998a). pH increases systematically with depth. 8. 5 cm. , 1998a). Major climatic differences occur within the survey area. In the northwest, summers are cool and winters mild, with most precipitation between September and January (coastal climate). In the central part, warm summers and relatively cold winters are typical; the main precipitation takes the form of rain showers in July and August (continental climate). The easternmost part is similar to the central part, but with colder winters.

For complying with some environmental regulation) of central tendency and spread (see Chapter 4), as needed for most statistical tests. Helsel and Hirsch (1992) and Helsel (2005) provide a detailed description of these problems and possible solutions. 3) (but remember that the values representing “

METHOD: holds a third comment, the method of determination for each variable like “ICP-AES” or “XRF” (or any other variable-related comment). , “10000”. 01”. , “mg/kg”, “wt-percent”, “micro g/kg” (it is generally wise to try to avoid “special” signs like “%” or “␮” – see above), and finally VARIABLE: the line usually starting with the sample identifier and providing the coordinate and variable names. Attention: a “unique” name must be used for each variable. If the same element has been analysed by different methods a simple text or numeric extension can be used.

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