Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Research article
06 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 06 Jun 2016

Near-surface and columnar measurements with a micro pulse lidar of atmospheric pollen in Barcelona, Spain

Michaël Sicard, Rebeca Izquierdo, Marta Alarcón, Jordina Belmonte, Adolfo Comerón, and José Maria Baldasano


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Short summary
For the first time the concentration of pollen grains was measured on an hourly basis during a 5-day pollination event in Barcelona, Spain, while at the same time the pollen dispersion in the atmosphere was measured also continuously by a lidar (laser radar) system. The intensity of the pollen dispersion revealed to be strongly correlated with the solar radiation reaching the Earth.
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