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Volume 12, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 12, 7071–7080, 2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
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Biogeosciences, 12, 7071–7080, 2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 08 Dec 2015

Research article | 08 Dec 2015

Hydroxy fatty acids in fresh snow samples from northern Japan: long-range atmospheric transport of Gram-negative bacteria by Asian winter monsoon

P. Tyagi et al.
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Our manuscript represents the first field-based data set on the abundances of hydroxy fatty acids (FAs) in fresh snow and its filtering capacity to reduce hydroxy FA burden on the atmosphere. •Hydroxy fatty acids (FAs) in snow indicate a contribution from soil microbes and higher plants. •Air mass back trajectories reveal their transport from Russia, Siberia and China. We conducted the present study to better understand the impact of aeolian transport on bacteria & their filtering by snow.
Our manuscript represents the first field-based data set on the abundances of hydroxy fatty...