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Table 2 Element-specific minimum sample numbers (MSN) and actual sample sizes (n) b calculated for the German federal states 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

Federal stateAsCdCrCuFeHg
MSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnM
BW4226B3726B2626A826A3726A1626B
BY3750A1650A9350A850B1850A1450B
BB1826A426A6226A626B1626B526B
HH53A33A93B93A13A23A
HE2830A930A7730A1030B4130A1330A
MV1522B1122B6022A1022B1922A1722A
NI1639B2639B13739A639B1739A939A
NW2552B2551A3552B1452B2352B952A
RP2621A3621A3021A1021B1221A421A
SL297A117B1287B57B747A67A
SN6534A2034A43234A734A7534A1334A
ST11330A8230A6030A5430A6930A1730A
SH3820B2820B8720B1020A3320A1220B
TH9522A2222B4722A622B6222A1322A
Sum552382 330381 1283382 163382 497382 150382 
Count 6  9  1  9  7  14 
% 42  64  7  64  50  100 
Federal stateNNiPbSbVZn
MSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnMMSNnM
BW726B1726B4526B2126A3226B1926B
BY650A2149A4050A1750B1950B1150A
BB626B1126B1526B1526B826B1026B
HH13A23B53A113B33B123A
HE830B5030A4430A2430B2730A1330B
MV1522A1322B1422B1222A1022B822B
NI539A1739B2839A1439A1439B1839B
NW652A1852B4252A2051B1452B1551A
RP321A1921A3221A1521B1221B721A
SL37A147A157A177B277B47A
SN734B2734A3634B8634A4434A1834B
ST830B2330A13130A2330A4730A3430A
SH720A2520B2920B2220B2320B11320A
TH622A3222B2822B822A3122A1022A
Sum88382 289381 504382 305381 311382 292381 
Count 14  10  5  10  8  11 
% 100  71  36  71  57  79 
  1. Italic numbers = MSN met or exceeded; Count = number of federal states where MSN met or exceeded; % = percentage of federal states 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])