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Medium Vocabulary

A vocabulary for describing the physical medium of a specimen, reference material, or sampled environment.

Term Name Definition
air Air Specimen collection of ambient air or sensor emplaced to measure properties of ambient air.
equipment Equipment An instrument, sensor or other piece of human-made equipment upon which a measurement is made, such as datalogger temperature or battery voltage.
gas Gas Gas phase specimen or sensor emplaced to measure properties of a gas.
habitat Habitat A habitat is an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by a particular species of animal, plant, or other type of organism.
ice Ice Sample collected as frozen water or sensor emplaced to measure properties of ice.
liquidAqueous Liquid aqueous Specimen collected as liquid water or sensor emplaced to measure properties of water in sampled environment.
liquidOrganic Liquid organic Specimen collected as an organic liquid.
mineral Mineral Specimen collected as a mineral.
notApplicable Not applicable There is no applicable sampled medium.
organism Organism Data collected about a species at organism level.
other Other Other.
particulate Particulate Specimen collected from particulates suspended in a paticulate-fluid mixture. Examples include particulates in water or air.
regolith Regolith The entire unconsolidated or secondarily recemented cover that overlies more coherent bedrock, that has been formed by weathering, erosion, transport and/or deposition of the older material. The regolith thus includes fractured and weathered basement rocks, saprolites, soils, organic accumulations, volcanic material, glacial deposits, colluvium, alluvium, evaporitic sediments, aeolian deposits and ground water. Everything from fresh rock to fresh air.
rock Rock Specimen collected from a naturally occuring solid aggregate of one or more minerals.
sediment Sediment Specimen collected from material broken down by processes of weathering and erosion and subsequently transported by the action of wind, water, or ice, and/or by the force of gravity acting on the particles. Sensors may also be emplaced to measure sediment properties.
snow Snow Observation in, of or sample taken from snow.
soil Soil Specimen collected from soil or sensor emplaced to measure properties of soil. Soil includes the mixture of minerals, organic matter, gasses, liquids, and organisms that make up the upper layer of earth in which plants grow.
tissue Tissue Sample of a living organism's tissue or sensor emplaced to measure property of tissue.
unknown Unknown The sampled medium is unknown.
vegetation Vegetation The plants of an area considered in general or as communities, but not taxonomically.