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Main Title Bacterial Flux from Chaparral into the Atmosphere in Mid-Summer at a High Desert Location.
Author Lighthart, R. ; Shaffer, B. T. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR.;Army Dugway Proving Ground, UT.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/301;
Stock Number PB94-190550
Additional Subjects Bacteria ; Aerosols ; Air pollution ; Environmental management ; Ultraviolet radiation ; Microorganisms ; Pollution sources ; Pesticides ; Sewage treatment ; Atmospheric composition ; Solar radiation ; Deserts ; Summer ; Solid wastes ; Forests ; Agricultural products ; Vegetation ; Reprints ; Microbial air pollution
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NTIS  PB94-190550 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 11p
In the future, there is a potential for anthropogenic microbial air pollution (MAP) associated with large-scale use of microbial pesticides and other microbials in forestry and agriculture, and other agricultural practices and urban activities, particularly sewage treatment and solid waste composting. If we are to manage the atmospheric bacterial loading from these sources, we must have a better understanding of the dynamics of airborne bacterial populations. The report describes a first step in understanding these dynamics by evaluating the flux of bacteria during daylight hours at an isolated location in the high desert chaparral. The idea here is to use the flux of bacteria from natural sources as a surrogate for micro-organisms applied to vegetation by man.