Estimation of upper centile concentrations using historical atrazine monitoring data from community water systems.

@article{Mosquin2012EstimationOU,
  title={Estimation of upper centile concentrations using historical atrazine monitoring data from community water systems.},
  author={Paul L. Mosquin and Roy W Whitmore and Wenlin Chen},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={834-44}
}
A survey sampling approach is presented for estimating upper centiles of aggregate distributions of surface water pesticide measurements obtained from datasets with large sample sizes but variable sampling frequency. It is applied to three atrazine monitoring programs of Community Water Systems (CWS) that used surface water as their drinking water source: the nationwide Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) data, the Syngenta Voluntary Monitoring Program (VMP), and the Atrazine Monitoring Program (AMP… CONTINUE READING