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Microbiological and meteorological analysis of two Australian dust storms in April 2009

Lim, Natalie; Munday, Christopher; Allison, Gwen; O'Loingsigh, Tadhg; De Deckker, Patrick; Tapper, Nigel


Dust is an important source of bioaerosols including bacteria. In this study, the microbiology and meteorology of specific dust storms in Australia were investigated. The samples were collected from two dust events in April 2009 that were characterised by intense cold fronts that entrained dust from the highly erodible and drought-stricken Mallee and Riverina regions of Victoria and central NSW. In the first storm, the dust travelled eastward over Canberra and Sydney, and in the second storm,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Science of the Total Environment
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.10.030


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