Table 2

May 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
Tbk1755/12/2011 06:00 to 5/12/2011 19:00Background0.4081.61,3392,311
Tdu1765/12/2011 19:00 to 5/13/2011 08:00Plume9.520.51,3312,155
Tdu1775/13/2011 08:00 to 5/13/2011 20:00Plume8.702.61,3142,682
Tdu1785/13/2011 20:00 to 5/14/2011 08:00Plume7.821.41,1152,864
Tdu1795/14/2011 08:00 to 5/14/2011 20:00Plume5.051.11,3612,841
Tdu1805/14/2011 20:00 to 5/15/2011 08:00Plume5.561.21,3092,656
Tbk1815/15/2011 08:00 to 5/15/2011 20:00Background1.991.31,1652,516
Tbk1825/15/2011 20:00 to 5/16/2011 08:00Background0.1616.71,2592,235