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dc.contributor.authorGreen, BJ
dc.contributor.authorYli-Panula, E
dc.contributor.authorDettmann, M
dc.contributor.authorRutherford, S
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, R
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:59:52Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:59:52Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.date.modified2010-08-30T07:03:21Z
dc.identifier.issn0393-5965
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1022662726623
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27772
dc.description.abstractRelationships between weather parameters andairborne pollen loads of Pinus inBrisbane, Australia have been investigated overthe five-year period, June 1994-May 1999.Pinus pollen accounts for 4.5% of the annualairborne pollen load in Brisbane where thePinus season is confined to the winter months,July-early September. During the samplingperiod loads of 11->100 grains m3 wererecorded on 24 days and 1-10 grains m3 on204 days. The onset and peak dates wereconsistent across each season, whereas the enddates varied. The onset of the Pinuspollen season coincided with the coolestaverage monthly temperatures (< 22é,lowest rainfall (< 7mm), and four weeks afterdaily minimum temperatures fell to 5-9én late autumn. Correlations obtained betweendaily airborne Pinus pollen counts andtemperature/rainfall parameters show thatdensities of airborne Pinus pollen arenegatively correlated with maximum temperature(p < 0.0001), minimum temperature (p < 0.0001)and rainfall (p < 0.05) during the mainpollination period. The mean duration of eachpollen season was 52 days; longer seasons wereshown to be directly related to lower averageseasonal maximum temperatures (r2 = 0.85,p = 0.025). These results signify that maximumand minimum temperatures are the majorparameters that influence the onset andduration of the Pinus pollen season inthe environs of Brisbane. Respiratory allergyis an important health issue in Brisbane,Australia, but it remains unknown whether ornot airborne Pinus pollen is acontributing factor.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands, Italy
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom7
dc.relation.ispartofpageto55
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAerobiologia
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode41
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode31
dc.titleAirborne Pinus pollen in the atmosphere of Brisbane, Australia and relationships with meteorological parameters
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2003
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorRutherford, Shannon


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