Table 1

April plume sample manifest

SampleDate (mo/day/yr) and time (UTC)CategoryAvg aerosol level (μg m−3)DNA concn (ng μl−1)PCR yield (ng)No. of OTUs detected
Abk1424/21/2011 20:00 to 4/22/2011 08:00Background1.562.21,3942,325
Adu1434/22/2011 08:00 to 4/22/2011 19:00Plume23.315.31,4422,197
Adu1444/22/2011 19:00 to 4/23/2011 07:00Plume10.31.51,3282,808
Adu1454/23/2011 07:00 to 4/23/2011 19:00Plume10.71.71,3472,620
Adu1464/23/2011 19:00 to 4/24/2011 07:00Plume10.21.81,3302,742
Abk1474/24/2011 07:00 to 4/24/2011 19:00Background02.09912,114