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Specific electrical conductance

January 1, 2005

Electrical conductance is a measure of the capacity of a substance to conduct an electrical current. The specific electrical conductance (conductivity) of water is a function of the types and quantities of dissolved substances it contains, normalized to a unit length and unit cross section at a specified temperature. This section of the National Field Manual (NFM) describes U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) guidance and protocols for measurement of conductivity in ground and surface waters.

Publication Year 2005
Title Specific electrical conductance
DOI 10.3133/twri09A6.3
Authors D. B. Radtke, Jerri V. Davis, F.D. Wilde
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations
Series Number 09-A6.3
Index ID twri09A6.3
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey