The interpretation of environmental analytical data - especially isotope analysis data - requires not only analytical results but also:
- sample localities (location, geography, geology, hydrology, use of area, etc.)
- sample conditions (field measurements, progression of pumping tests,
sampling depth, etc.)
- specifications of analyses (methods, accuracy of measurement, etc.)
- historical analytical data
The typical interpretation report is designed according to the following outline:
Overview of objectives
- Description of geography and geology, etc.
- Sample description, sampling, and field measurements
- Basics of detection methods
- Interpretation and discussion of analytical results including visualisation in diagrams and graphics
- Evaluation with respect to usage / application (e.g. radiological evaluation,
balneological characteristics, filter techniques, remedial actions)
- Summary and recommendation.
The profoundness and comprehension of the interpretation complies to the information provided or researched, the requests of the client, and the aim of the investigation.