Specific guidance available on the MARSSIM Manual download page:
- Data Quality Objectives Process
MARSSIM describes how to plan systematically and how to make planning decisions during the seven steps of the DQO process. For more information see:
Chapter 2:Overview of the Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Process (Section 2.3.1) and Appendix D:The Planning Phase of the Data Life Cycle.
- Historical Site Assessment
Chapter 3, Historical Site Assessment, provides guidance for obtaining site information and prior survey data (operations records) for input to the final status survey.
- Survey Planning and Design
Chapter 5, Survey Planning and Design, identifies items needed for planning.
- Field Survey Methods and Instrumentation
MARSSIM provides guidance on sampling, direct measurements and scanning in Chapter 6, Field Measurement Methods and Instrumentation. It provides a descriptive instrumentation list in Appendix H: Description of Field Survey and Laboratory Analysis Equipment.
- Interpretation of Survey Results
MARSSIM provides guidance on Data Quality Assessment, data interpretation and statistical tests in Chapter 8: Interpretation of Survey Results.
MARSSIM provides guidance on developing Quality Assurance Project Plans and performance-based Quality Control requirements in Chapter 9: Quality Assurance and Quality Control.