Glossary S

The Environmental Glossary. Letter S +++ 'Supply', 'Stream', 'Sampling'
The Sagebrush Rebellion is the movement started by ranchers and miners during the late 1970s in response to efforts of the Bureau of Land

In the environmental context, salt refers to the chemical compound sodium chloride (NaCl), which plays various roles and has multiple impacts on the environment. Salt can be found in different forms, such as rock salt, sea salt, and table salt, and its presence and use have significant implications for ecosystems, freshwater bodies, soil quality, and human activities.

A Sample is a single item or specimen selected from a larger population, such as any subset of a population of any medium (air, water, soil, etc.) used to characterize or make inferences regarding that population.

The Sample Size is the number of specimens units to be collected or the relative size of each specimen, volume, weight, etc. The number of units in a sample.

The Sampled Population is the specimens collected or selected from a set location or locations.

Deutsch: Probenahme / Español: Muestreo / Português: Amostragem / Français: Échantillonnage / Italiano: Campionamento 
Sampling stands for the selection of observations to acquire some knowledge of a statistical population or in medicine the gathering of matter from the body to aid in the process of a medical diagnosis and/or evaluation of an indication for treatment, further medical tests or other procedures.

The Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) is the detailed document created by the EPA. This Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) guidance and template is intended to assist

A sampling strategy is a sampling design, together with a plan of analysis and estimation.

Deutsch: Sand / Español: Arena / Português: Areia / Français: Sable / Italiano: Sabbia
Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. It is defined by size, being finer than gravel and coarser than silt. Sand can also refer to a textural class of soil or soil type; i.e. a soil containing more than 85% sand-sized particles (by mass).

In the environmental context, 'science' refers to the systematic study of the natural world, including the Earth's physical, biological, and ecological systems. It involves the observation, experimentation, and analysis of data to understand the environment, its processes, and the impact of human activities on the planet.

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