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Terminology in Soil Sampling
The need to be understood is the first objective of
writers and speakers, be a poet or a scientist. But there is difference:
the scientist must be sure that, within a stated context, the terms
used in articles, publications or in the daily conversation among
colleagues, are intended by all in the same precise way, without any
possible ambiguity. As already pointed out by IUPAC recommendation
1990 "Nomenclature for Sampling in Analytical Chemistry",
it is not acceptable that scientists are not able to orient themselves
in a sampling or analytical process. This can occur if the terms used
are not well defined. Moreover, to better appreciate the development
of new theories or concepts, progressive update can be necessary.
To this end, on the basis of the existing terminology documents and
of the most recent knowledge in the field of soil sampling, an up-dated
terminology in sampling (specifically soil sampling) is recommended.
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Comments by 30 November 2003
Dr. Ales Fajgelj
International Atomic Energy Agency
Agency's Laboratories Seibersdorf
Wagramer Strasse 5
A-1400 Seibersdorf, Austria
TEL: + 1 2600 28233
FAX: + 1 2600 282221
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