Lidar Observations of Birch and Spruce Pollen in Finland
1 Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O. Box 1627, 70211 Kuopio, Finland
2 Department of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, University of Athens, 15784 Athens, Greece
3 Biodiversity Unit of the University of Turku, 20014 University of Turku, Finland
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Published online: 7 July 2020
Pollen has various effects on human health and the environment. To understand phenomena behind atmospheric pollen transport and hence improve pollen forecasts, vertically resolved optical properties and geometrical characteristics of the pollen distribution need to be studied. Lidar measurements and especially the particle depolarization ratio have been found to be an excellent tool to track pollen grains. In this study we present first results of atmospheric pollen characterization based on a 11 days period of birch and spruce pollination events.
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