accurately = correctly or precisely

briefly = in a way that is not lengthy; for a short time

data = facts, figures, or other pieces of information that can be used to learn about something

the fact of the matter = the most important part of a discussion

for the sake of = acting in the best interest of

in a matter of minute (seconds, etc.) = emphasize how short a period of time is

a scientific expedition = trip organized in order to study something in the natural world

subsequent = coming after; following

surface level = top layer

to be capable of = to have the ability to do something

to fluctuate = to vary or change irregularly; rise and fall

to make up one's mind = to decide

to obtain = to get; gain

to secure = to make safe or free from harm

toxic = having to do with or made of a poison; poisonous

well suited = right for; appropriate for