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field inventory and monitoring
Repeated observation or sampling at a site, on a scheduled or event basis, for study and analysis. In general, this category excludes sampling programs in which materials are obtained in the field and brought back to a laboratory for study and analysis.
This category is also used for baseline characterization, field monitoring, field observation, inventory, with ocean currents for ocean current measurement, with ocean characteristics for ocean monitoring, with ocean waves for ocean wave measurement, with precipitation (atmospheric) for precipitation measurement, with precipitation (atmospheric) for rainfall measurement, reconnaissance, river discharge monitoring, with precipitation (atmospheric) for snowfall measurement, with volcanic activity for volcano monitoring, with atmospheric and climatic processes for weather monitoring, and with atmospheric and climatic processes for weather observations