A pilot forecasting system for epidemic thunderstorm asthma in south-eastern Australia

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  • 1 Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 2 School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  • 3 School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  • 4 Department of Health and Human Services, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 5 Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • 6 School of Biomedical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 7 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • 8 School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  • 9 Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 10 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Aspendale, Victoria, Australia
  • 11 School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia
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A newly developed pilot forecasting system for epidemic thunderstorm asthma is assisting the health sector in Victoria, Australia, to prepare for these rare but potentially deadly events.

Corresponding author: Elizabeth E. Ebert, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia, beth.ebert@bom.gov.au

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A newly developed pilot forecasting system for epidemic thunderstorm asthma is assisting the health sector in Victoria, Australia, to prepare for these rare but potentially deadly events.

Corresponding author: Elizabeth E. Ebert, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia, beth.ebert@bom.gov.au
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