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

@article{Lim2011MicrobiologicalAM,
  title={Microbiological and meteorological analysis of two Australian dust storms in April 2009.},
  author={Natalie Y. N. Lim and Chris I Munday and Gwen E. Allison and Tadhg O'Loingsigh and Patrick De Deckker and Nigel Tapper},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2011},
  volume={412-413},
  pages={223-31}
}
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… CONTINUE READING