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During the past decades measurement quality has been a term of growing importance. The European Commissions Joint research centre has a long tradition and a generally accepted competence in this field of applied sciences. The idea of quality control and assurance in the field of measurement and testing was always pursued by the JRC in order to achieve a better comparability of data in the EU.

This report treats several aspects of quality assurance in soil-related studies and analysis. In the first three chapters the historical evolution of the EUROSOIL-Project is summarized and the statistical concept for the selection of the original five locations of the EUROSOILS is discussed. The following chapter describes the sampling fieldwork and gives a description of these locations. Owing to the last extension of the EU-realm, the Alpine and Scandinavia regions, both featuring climatic and geomorphological particularities, required also an extension of the originally ensemble of sampling stations. The Alpine candidate station has been confirmed following to the preliminary test work and the new EUROSOIL 7 is also presented in this report. .

Additional information

Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18983 EN (1999), 162pp.
Availability: Available free of charge by Documentation service DG Research: Fax +32 2 29 58220
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-7882-1
Record Number: 200011894 / Last updated on: 2000-03-31
Original language: en
Available languages: en