PalaeoWorks Aerobiology Network

 

Current pollen risk in Canberra

Canberra
Grass Pollen Risk
week ending 15th Oct 2007

Atmospheric pollen trends during Sept-Oct 2007

  • 12th Oct the highest allergenic day (grass
    pollen and fungal spores)
  • Birch pollen season ends on the 8th Oct
  • Oak pollen season begins on the 3rd Oct
  • Appearance of long-distance transported
    Chenopodium
    pollen on the 3rd Oct
    coincides with strong wind and dust storm

 

  • climate data from Bureua of Meteorology
  • high dust days = days registering periods of particle counts > 20000grains/m3/hr
    (visible semi-opaque area on sample tape)

Click on month below to see archives

Sept 07; Sept-Oct 07; Oct07; Oct-Nov 07; Nov 07; Dec 07

 
Grass pollen allergy
forecast categories
*
GRASS
0
Absent
1 - 30
Low
31-49
Moderate
50 - 149
High
>150
Very High
*Most sufferers will start to experience symptoms when the count (grains/m3 of air) reaches the moderate category (from NPARU, UK )
 
   
ANU participants
Dr Simon Haberle (RMAP)
Dr Janelle Stevenson (ANH)
Feli Hopf (ANH)
Ben Keaney (ANH)
Dr Mat Prebble (ANH)
Ivan Hanigan (NCEPH)
Prof Janette Lindesay (Fenner)
Prof Marjan Kljakovic (MedSc)
 
 
Contact information:
Simon Haberle
Tel: +61 (0)2 6125 3373
Fax: +61 (0)2 6125 4917
Email:palaeoworks@anu.edu.au
 
 
 
 
 
 
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