Accession Number : ADA328969

Title :   Characterisation of Background Biological Aerosol.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept., no.3, Apr-Jun 97,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY COLL GALWAY (IRELAND)

Personal Author(s) : Jennings, S. G. ; Kenny, C. M.

PDF Url : ADA328969

Report Date : 30 JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Sampling of ambient air using a glass cyclone system for fluorescence background determination is described. Weekly samples over 12 hour sampling periods are taken at the University College Galway 5 atmospheric research field station at Mace Head, on the west coast of Ireland. The bioaerosol sampling system and procedures used have previously been discussed in the 1st Interim Report. Use is made of a fluorescence protocol developed in the ERDEC Laboratories. Representative fluorescence excitation/emission spectra are presented and compared for both background and polluted conditions. Intercomparison between Winter and Spring signatures is made. p2

Descriptors :   *AEROBIOLOGY, COASTAL REGIONS, FLUORESCENCE, EXCITATION, AIRBORNE, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, EMISSION SPECTRA, GLASS, WINTER, SAMPLING, BIOLOGICAL AEROSOLS, IRELAND, POLLUTION, SPRING SEASON.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE