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Location: ME98 - Bar Harbor - McFarland Hill Site [select a new location]

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Supplemental Information: term definitions | general description of pH readings

Sample Start Date: Sample Stop Date: Total Precipitation - Rain Gauge: (inches) Total Precipitation - Sample Weight: (grams) Field Conductance Reading: (us/cm) Field pH Reading: Field pH Check Sample Reading: Precipitation Acidity Level:
Sep 2, 2014 09:32AM Sep 9, 2014 10:13AM 0.52 915.00 10.43 4.71 4.90 Mildly Acidified
Aug 26, 2014 11:56AM Sep 2, 2014 09:31AM 0.51 849.50 7.51 4.79 4.86 Mildly Acidified
Aug 19, 2014 09:31AM Aug 26, 2014 11:53AM 0.00 3.80 Insuffient sample available for field measurements.
Aug 12, 2014 10:38AM Aug 19, 2014 08:29AM 1.41 2225.90 12.37 4.96 4.63 Mildly Acidified
Aug 5, 2014 09:15AM Aug 12, 2014 10:35AM 0.80 1376.40 5.97 5.09 4.82 Normal
Jul 29, 2014 09:38AM Aug 5, 2014 09:14AM 0.00 0.00 Insuffient sample available for field measurements.
Jul 22, 2014 10:29AM Jul 29, 2014 09:37AM 0.47 597.10 14.55 4.61 4.80 Moderately Acidified
Jul 15, 2014 10:04AM Jul 22, 2014 10:28AM 2.17 3447.50 5.65 4.97 4.94 Mildly Acidified
Jul 8, 2014 10:21AM Jul 15, 2014 10:00AM 0.43 737.10 16.79 4.42 4.82 Moderately Acidified
Jul 1, 2014 09:52AM Jul 8, 2014 10:20AM 3.51 5876.30 3.82 5.20 4.86 Normal
Jun 24, 2014 08:19AM Jul 1, 2014 09:51AM 1.61 2669.40 3.88 5.12 4.76 Normal
Jun 17, 2014 08:48AM Jun 24, 2014 08:18AM 0.88 1400.70 7.88 4.91 4.75 Mildly Acidified
Jun 10, 2014 08:40AM Jun 17, 2014 08:46AM 1.28 1972.70 5.40 5.07 4.76 Normal
May 27, 2014 09:24AM Jun 3, 2014 08:36AM 0.02 8.40 Insuffient sample available for field measurements.
May 20, 2014 08:49AM May 27, 2014 09:23AM 0.22 171.90 8.91 5.03 4.70 Normal
May 13, 2014 09:38AM May 20, 2014 08:48AM 0.99 1369.80 6.53 4.93 4.78 Mildly Acidified
May 6, 2014 09:08AM May 13, 2014 09:38AM 0.31 369.20 25.3 4.38 4.74 Strongly Acidified
Apr 29, 2014 11:09AM May 6, 2014 09:06AM 0.92 1361.50 6.37 4.95 4.73 Mildly Acidified
Apr 22, 2014 09:10AM Apr 29, 2014 11:07AM 1.38 2088.60 9.32 4.81 4.75 Mildly Acidified
Apr 15, 2014 08:47AM Apr 22, 2014 09:08AM 2.41 2682.60 8.45 5.08 4.78 Normal
Apr 8, 2014 12:19PM Apr 15, 2014 08:46AM 0.44 690.40 15.21 4.69 4.69 Moderately Acidified
Apr 1, 2014 08:29AM Apr 8, 2014 12:18PM 2.21 3373.40 8.01 5.01 4.71 Normal
Mar 25, 2014 08:51AM Apr 1, 2014 08:28AM 3.38 3164.40 9.42 5.00 4.71 Normal
Mar 18, 2014 11:22AM Mar 25, 2014 08:49AM 0.79 1211.00 Missing Missing Missing Missing
Mar 11, 2014 11:19AM Mar 18, 2014 11:18AM 1.65 2488.60 12.18 4.71 4.76 Mildly Acidified
Mar 4, 2014 11:25AM Mar 11, 2014 11:17AM 0.14 116.00 46.91 4.18 4.80 Strongly Acidified

Term Definitions

Term: Definition
Sample Start Date Start date of the sample collection period.
Sample Stop Date Stop date of the sample collection period.
Total Precipitation - Rain Gauge (inches) Total amount of precipitation measured during the sample collection period in inches.
Total Precipitation - Sample Weight (grams) Weight of the precipitation collected during the sample collection period.
Field Conductance Reading (us/cm) Conductance is a measure of the ability of water to conduct an electrical current.  It provides an indication of the amount of dissolved material in the sample.  Units are microsiemens per centimeter.
Field pH Reading pH measures the scale of acidity of the water based on the hydrogen ion's activity.  The range goes from 0-14, with 7 being neutral.  pH of less than 7 indicates acidity, whereas a pH of greater than 7 indicates a base.  The natural background of rainwater in New England has a pH of approximately 5.0.
Field pH Check Sample Reading Quality Control Check Sample is used to verify the calibration of the pH Meter.  The check sample should read 4.90 +/- 0.20 pH units.
Precipitation Acidity Level General description of the acidity level based on the field pH reading.

General description of pH readings

pH Range Precipitation Acidity Category
7.00 - 9.99 Slightly alkaline
5.00 - 6.99 Normal
4.70 - 4.99 Mildly Acidified
4.40 - 4.69 Moderately Acidified
4.10 - 4.39 Strongly Acidified
1.00 - 4.09 Severely Acidified