Glossary S

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

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 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.

The Science Advisory Board (SAB) is a peer review panel internal to EPA. The Ecological Effects Committee of the SAB conducts reviews of EMAP's overall program and

A Secondary wastewater treatment plant is a facility that reduces pollutants and suspended solids to a greater level than that achieved by a primary treatment plant; the water goes through additional treatment processes, producing "cleaner" wastewater.

Deutsch: Sediment / Español: Sedimento / Português: Sedimento / Français: Sêdiment / Italiano: Sedimento
Sediment is a naturally occurring material that is broken down by processes of weathering and erosion, and is subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice, and/or by the force of gravity acting on the particles. For example, silt falls out of suspension via sedimentation and forms soil (some of which may eventually become sedimentary rock).

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