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Current pollen risk in Hobart

Hobart
Grass Pollen Risk
week ending 26th Oct 2007

Atmospheric pollen trends during 1st - 18th Oct 2007

  • Allergenic particles (Grass and Alternaria fungal spores) remain very low
  • Nothofagus appears on the 5th Oct
  • Total pollen conc. reduced with rainfall events and is
    extremely low during 21-25 Oct (due to machine failure)
  • Birch pollen peaks during strong northerly winds

 

  • 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; Oct 07; 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)
Feli Hopf (ANH)
Ivan Hanigan (NCEPH)
Prof Janette Lindesay (Fenner)
 
UTAS participants
Dr Fay Johnston
(Menzies Res. Inst)
Prof David Bowman (Plant Sci.)
Lim Chee Liew (Plant Sci.)
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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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