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Geochemical and microbiological fingerprinting of airborne dust that fell in Canberra, Australia, in October 2002

De Deckker, Patrick; Abed, Racid; De Beer, Dirk; Hinrichs, Kai-Uwe; O'Loingsigh, Tadhg; Schefuss, Enno; Stuut, Jan-Berend; Tapper, Nigel; van der Kaars, Willem Alexander (Sander)


During the night of 22-23 October 2002, a large amount of airborne dust fell with rain over Canberra, located some 200 km from Australia's east coast, and at an average altitude of 650 m. It is estimated that during that night about 6 g m-2 of aeolian dust fell. We have conducted a vast number of analyses to "fingerprint" some of the dust and used the following techniques: grain size analysis; scanning electron microscope imagery; major, trace, and rare earth elemental, plus Sr and Nd isotopic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. G3
DOI: 10.1029/2008GC002091


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