UBC Researcher Looks at How Viruses Travel in the Atmosphere

February 14, 2018

Dr. Curtis Suttle of EOAS and colleagues have been studying how identical viruses can be found all around the globe. In their recent publication Deposition rates of viruses and bacteria above the atmospheric boundary layer in the International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal, they describe how dust storms and ocean spray can help push microbes into the troposphere where they can be carried extreme distances.

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