Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Research article
05 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 05 Jan 2022

Bioaerosols and atmospheric ice nuclei in a Mediterranean dryland: community changes related to rainfall

Kai Tang, Beatriz Sánchez-Parra, Petya Yordanova, Jörn Wehking, Anna T. Backes, Daniel A. Pickersgill, Stefanie Maier, Jean Sciare, Ulrich Pöschl, Bettina Weber, and Janine Fröhlich-Nowoisky


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-187', Alexandr Safatov, 15 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Janine Froehlich, 14 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-187', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Sep 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Janine Froehlich, 14 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Oct 2021) by Koji Suzuki
AR by Janine Froehlich on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Oct 2021) by Koji Suzuki
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (20 Nov 2021) by Koji Suzuki
AR by Janine Froehlich on behalf of the Authors (26 Nov 2021)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Metagenomic sequencing and freezing experiments of aerosol samples collected on Cyprus revealed rain-related short-term changes of bioaerosol and ice nuclei composition. Filtration experiments showed a rain-related enhancement of biological ice nuclei > 5 µm and < 0.1 µm. The observed effects of rainfall on the composition of atmospheric bioaerosols and ice nuclei may influence the hydrological cycle as well as the health effects of air particulate matter (pathogens, allergens).
Final-revised paper