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dc.contributor.authorGreen, BJ
dc.contributor.authorDettmann, M
dc.contributor.authorYli-Panula, E
dc.contributor.authorRutherford, S
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, R
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:59:50Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:59:50Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.date.modified2009-12-15T03:18:08Z
dc.identifier.issn0020-7128
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00484-004-0204-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27547
dc.description.abstractGrass pollen is an important risk factor for allergic rhinitis and asthma in Australia and is the most prevalent pollen component of the aerospora of Brisbane, accounting for 71.6% of the annual airborne pollen load. A 5-year (June 1994-May 1999) monitoring program shows the grass pollen season to occur during the summer and autumn months (December-April), however the timing of onset and intensity of the season vary from year to year. During the pollen season, Poaceae counts exceeding 30 grains m-3 were recorded on 244 days and coincided with maximum temperatures of 28.1 ᠲ.0 î In this study, statistical associations between atmospheric grass pollen loads and several weather parameters, including maximum temperature, minimum temperature and precipitation, were investigated. Spearmanrsquos correlation analysis demonstrated that daily grass pollen counts were positively associated (P < 0.0001) with maximum and minimum temperature during each sampling year. Precipitation, although considered a less important daily factor (P < 0.05), was observed to remove pollen grains from the atmosphere during significant periods of rainfall. This study provides the first insight into the influence of meteorological variables, in particular temperature, on atmospheric Poaceae pollen counts in Brisbane. An awareness of these associations is critical for the prevention and management of allergy and asthma for atopic individuals within this region.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.publisher.placeGermany
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.springer.com/life+sci/zoology/journal/484
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom172
dc.relation.ispartofpageto178
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Biometeorology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume48
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Physical Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAtmospheric Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0299
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0401
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleAtmospheric Poaceae pollen frequencies and associations with meteorological parameters in Brisbane, Australia: a 5-year record, 1994–1999
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2004
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorRutherford, Shannon


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