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Inorganic Blind Sample Project (IBSP)

Publications and Other Associated Documentation

Data Quality Assessments -- Annual, Quarterly, and Other Periods (click to access)

Data-Quality Assessment Summary Listing -- Six summaries / year -- February 1993 through present (internal access only) 

Ludtke, A.S., Woodworth, M.T., Marsh, P.S., 2000, Quality-assurance results for routine water analyses in U.S. Geological Survey laboratories, water year 1998: U.S Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 00-4176, 198 p.

Ludtke, A.S., Woodworth, M.T., Marsh, P.S., 1999, Quality-Assurance Results for Routine Water Analysis in U.S. Geological Survey Laboratories, Water Year 1997: U.S Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 99-4057, 186 p.

Maloney, T.J., Ludtke, A.S., Krizman, T.L., 1994, Quality-assurance results for routine water analysis in U.S. Geological Survey laboratories, water year 1991: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 94-4046, 144 p.  

Maloney, T.J., Ludtke, A.S., Krizman, T.L., 1993, Quality-assurance data for routine water analysis in the laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey for water year 1990: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 93-4082, 145 p.  

Maloney, T.J., Ludtke, A.S., Krizman, T.L., 1992, Quality-assurance data for routine water analysis in the National Water-Quality Laboratory of the U.S. Geological Survey for water year 1989: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 92-4075, 98 p.  

Lucey, K.J., 1989, Quality-assurance data for routine water analysis in the National Water-Quality Laboratory of the U.S. Geological Survey for water year 1988: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 89-4166, 96 p.  

Lucey, K.J., Peart, D.B., 1989, Quality-assurance data for routine water analysis in the National Water-Quality Laboratory of the U.S. Geological Survey for water year 1987: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 89-4049, 90 p. 

Lucey, K.J., Peart, D.B., 1989, Quality-assurance data for routine water analysis in the laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey for water year 1986: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 89-4009, 145 p.  

Lucey, K.J., Peart, D.B., 1988, Quality-assurance data for routine water analysis in the laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey for water-year 1985: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 88-4109, 121 p.  

Peart, D.B., Sutphin, H.B., 1987, Quality-assurance data for routine water analysis in the laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey for water-year 1984: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 87-4077, 125 p.

(unpublished report) Peart, D.B., 1985, Quality-assurance report (for) Atlanta Central Laboratory (and) Denver Central Laboratory, period of record: July 1, 1984 through September 30, 1984, 87 p.  

(unpublished report) Peart, D.B., Thomas, N.A., 1984, Quality-assurance report (for) Atlanta Central Laboratory (and) Denver Central Laboratory, period of record: April 1, 1984 through June 30, 1984, 87 p.  

(unpublished report) Peart, D.B., Thomas, N.A., 1984, Quality-assurance report (for) Atlanta Central Laboratory (and) Denver Central Laboratory, period of record: January 1, 1984 through March 31, 1984, 86 p.
 
Peart, D.B., Thomas, N.A., 1984, Quality-assurance data for routine water analysis in the laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey for water-year 1983: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 84-4234, 111 p.  

(unpublished report) Peart, D.B., Thomas, N.A., 1983, Quality-assurance report (for) Atlanta Central Laboratory (and) Denver Central Laboratory, period of record: October 1, 1983 through December 31, 1983, 81 p.  

Peart, D.B., Thomas, N.A., 1983, Quality-assurance data for routine water analysis in the laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey for water-year 1982: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4264, 112 p.  

Peart, D.B., Thomas, N., 1983, Quality-assurance data for routine water analysis in the laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey: 1981 annual report: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 83-4090, 112 p.  

(unpublished report) Peart, D.B., 1982, Quality-assurance report (for) Atlanta Central Laboratory (and) Denver Central Laboratory, period of record: October 1, 1981 through December 31, 1981, 115 p.  

(unpublished report) Peart, D.B., 1982, Quality-assurance report (for) Atlanta Central Laboratory (and) Denver Central Laboratory, period of record: July 1, 1981 through September 30, 1981, 119 p.  

(unpublished report) Peart, D.B., 1982, Quality-assurance report (for) Atlanta Central Laboratory (and) Denver Central Laboratory, period of record: February 1, 1981 through June 30, 1981, 123 p.  

(memorandum with enclosed report, March 21, 1980) Friedman, L.C., Water-quality assurance data from the central laboratories (Atlanta and Denver) of the U.S. Geological Survey, period of record: July 1978 through December 1979, 164 p. 

(memorandum with enclosed report, November 1, 1978) Friedman, L.C., Darlington, G., Inorganic quality assurance report for the Central laboratories (Atlanta and Denver) of the U.S. Geological Survey, period of record: January 1, 1978 through June 30, 1978, 48 p.  

(unpublished report) Friedman, L.C. (author not definitive), (no date given), 1977 Quality assurance/quality control report for the central laboratories (Albany, Atlanta, and Denver) of the U.S. Geological Survey, period of record: 1977, 69 p.  

(memorandum with enclosed report, February 28, 1977) Schroder, L.J. (author not definitive), Quality assurance/quality control summary for the Albany, Atlanta, and Denver laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey, period of record: July 1976 through December 1976, 15 p. 

(memorandum with enclosed report, July 27, 1976) Erdmann, D.E. (author not definitive), Quality assurance/quality control report for the Albany, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey, period of record: January 1976 through June 1976, 33 p. 

(memorandum with enclosed report, February 11, 1976) Erdmann, D.E. (author not definitive), Quality assurance/quality control report for the Albany, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey, period of record: July 1975 through December 1975, 30 p. 

(unpublished tables; authorship undetermined), Water-quality assurance data from the Albany, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey, period of record: January 1975 through June 1975, 33 p. 

(unpublished tables; authorship undetermined), Water-quality assurance data from the Albany, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey, period of record: July 1974 through December 1974, 26 p. 

(unpublished tables; authorship undetermined), Water-quality assurance data from the Albany, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City laboratories of the U.S. Geological Survey, period of record: January 1974 through June 1974, 21 p. 

(unpublished table; authorship undetermined), Water-quality assurance data from the Salt Lake City laboratory, period of record: January 1973 through June 1973, 5 p. 

Some external reports that involve use of IBSP Data

Alexander, Richard B., Ludtke, Amy S., Fitzgerald, Kathleen K., and Schertz, Terry L., Data from Selected U.S. Geological Survey National Stream Water-Quality Monitoring Networks (WQN) on CD-ROM: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-337, 79 p.  

Alexander, Richard B., Slack, James R., Ludtke, Amy S., Fitzgerald, Kathleen K., and Schertz, Terry L., Data from Selected U.S. Geological Survey National Stream Water-Quality Monitoring Networks (WQN): U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-37, CD-ROM  

Friedman, L.C., Bradford, W.L., and Peart, D.B., 1983, Application of binomial distributions to quality-assurance of quantitative chemical analyses: Journal of Environmental Science and Health, v. A18, no. 4, p. 561-570. 

Maloney, Thomas J., Shockey, Merle W., Cast, Mary E., and Watterson, Ann C., 1991 Coordination of quality-assurance and quality-control programs at the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water Quality Laboratory: Abstract of presentation made at 1991 Rocky Mountain Conference on Analytical Chemistry.

Oelsner, G.P., Sprague, L.A., Murphy, J.C., Zuellig, R.E., Johnson, H.M., Ryberg, K.R., Falcone, J.A., Stets, E.G., Vecchia, A.V., Riskin, M.L., De Cicco, L.A., Mills, T.J., and Farmer, W.H., 2017, Water-quality trends in the Nation’s rivers and streams, 1972–2012—Data preparation, statistical methods, and trend results (ver. 2.0, October 2017): U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017–5006, 136 p.  

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