Articles | Volume 9, issue 7
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3283-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3283-2016
Research article
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26 Jul 2016
Research article |  | 26 Jul 2016

Chamber catalogues of optical and fluorescent signatures distinguish bioaerosol classes

Mark Hernandez, Anne E. Perring, Kevin McCabe, Greg Kok, Gary Granger, and Darrel Baumgardner

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We have performed laboratory experiments examining a large set of known bacterial, fungal and pollen species using a Wideband Integrated Bioaerosol Sensor (WIBS). The instrumental response is shown to be sufficiently distinct for these classes of particles to distinguish between them, and this library will provide a framework for interpretation of UV-induced fluorescence measurements of atmospheric bioaerosol. Atmospheric implications and instrumental considerations are discussed.