Frequent Questions

How can I make my survey design more efficient?

Controlling the number of measurements is the key to efficient surveys, which make the best use of limited resources. MARSSIM allows you to examine the factors that drive the number of measurements required:

  • DCGL
  • radionuclide concentration variability in the survey unit and background
  • tolerable decision error rates
  • identifying elevated areas.

Once you identify the reason the survey design recommends a specific number of measurements, you can determine what, if any, changes to the survey design are appropriate. See, Chapter 5:Survey Planning and Design on the MARSSIM Manual download page.

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