Atmospheric Environment of Bioaerosols

  • Jinwon Kim


Bioaerosols are influenced by the atmosphere from the first moment they are exposed to the environment. Therefore, knowledge of local weather and climate is an important factor in planning the time and location of aerosol release and for assessing the area and period influenced by bioaerosol dispersal and survival. The most important influences of the atmospheric environment on bioaerosols are the dispersion and evaporation of droplets and the survival of organisms contained in the droplets. Combined effects of the dispersion, removal, and survival of microorganisms in sprayed droplets determine the area and period affected by sprayed aerosols.


Atmospheric Boundary Layer Atmospheric Environment Convective Boundary Layer Black Body Radiation Stable Boundary Layer 
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