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Table 3 Element-specific minimum sample numbers (MSN) and actual sample sizes (n) for 12 elements in Germany, calculated using two methods applied to data of the Moss Survey 2015

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

 AsCdCrCuFeHgNNiPbSbVZn
Method A92584515562785965314813
Method C11011779551870107375365617
n400398398399400400400400400397400400
  1. Italic numbers = MSN met or exceeded; method A = manual formula according to ICP Vegetation [1]; method C = SSAD method (Sample Size for Arbitrary Distributions)