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Table 1 Element-specific minimum sample numbers (MSN) and actual sample sizes (n) for ecoregions of the Ecological Land Classification (ELCE40) [10] in Germany, calculated using Moss Survey 2005 data [3, 9]

From: Development of the software tool Sample Size for Arbitrary Distributions and exemplarily applying it for calculating minimum numbers of moss samples used as accumulation indicators for atmospheric deposition

ELCE 40AsCdCrCuFeHg
MSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnM
B_1
B_2
C_0
D_13977B437A1017B77B327B67B
D_14111111
F1_1
F1_23330B1030A6130A630B1330A830B
F2_68042A2542B44442A1442A10742A1842A
F3_111375A3975A15275A775B3575A1375A
F3_22593A2993A11593A1193A3093A1593B
F4_12019B1319B8219A1519B2919B1919A
F4_210173A3672A6173A3173A3673A1773B
G1_0
S_0104B294B1064A124B14A144B
U_17027A3327A7327A1827B8227A2127A
U_2111111
Other1410A1310A14010A1210B3210B1310A
Sum563382 270381 1335382 133382 397382 144382 
Count 1  6  1  8  5  8 
% 6  36  6  47  29  47 
ELCE 40NNiPbSbVZn
MSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnM
B_1
B_2
C_0
D_1327B97B447B77A107A47A
D_14111111
F1_1
F1_2530A1130B2230B7730A930A1030A
F2_6842B3442A3442A2242B5942A1642A
F3_1875B2574A4175A1975B2275B1875A
F3_2893B2393A4593A3193B1893B2093B
F4_11719A1819B2219B1619B1619B1019A
F4_21073B4573A7273A2472B2673A3572A
G1_0
S_094A244A784A114A94B264B
U_11127B3727B4527A4227B4827B10327A
U_2111111
Other1610A2910B1010B910A1410B3110B
Sum94382 255381 413382 258381 231382 273381 
Count 8  6  6  7  5  7 
% 47  36  36  41  29  41 
  1. Italic numbers = MSN met or exceeded; Count = number of ELCE40 classes where MSN met or exceeded; % = percentage of ELCE40 classes where MSN met or exceeded; M = method; A = method A according to ICP Vegetation [1]; B = method B according to Wosniok ([11], cited in [8])