Hadley P, Petrisor IG. 2013. Incremental sampling: Challenges and opportunities for environmental forensics. Environ Foren 14(2):109–120.
In the past 10 years, a new approach to soil sampling has found increasing application on contaminated properties and sites. Known as incremental sampling, this new approach provides a clear contrast to traditional methods utilizing discrete soil samples. Not surprisingly, incremental sampling presents challenges to the historical reliance on discrete samples in environmental remediation. This discussion highlights several of the challenges and opportunities incremental sampling also presents to the field of environmental forensics.