Articles | Volume 18, issue 17
Biogeosciences, 18, 4873–4887, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4873-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 4873–4887, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4873-2021

Research article 06 Sep 2021

Research article | 06 Sep 2021

Bioaerosols in the Amazon rain forest: temporal variations and vertical profiles of Eukarya, Bacteria, and Archaea

Maria Prass et al.

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Data portal ATTO (Amazon Tall Tower Observatory) https://www.attodata.org/

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Bioaerosols in the atmosphere over the Amazon rain forest were analyzed by molecular biological staining and microscopy. Eukaryotic, bacterial, and archaeal aerosols were quantified in time series and altitude profiles which exhibited clear differences in number concentrations and vertical distributions. Our results provide insights into the sources and dispersion of different Amazonian bioaerosol types as a basis for a better understanding of biosphere–atmosphere interactions.
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