Articles | Volume 19, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 14559–14569, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-14559-2019

Special issue: EARLINET aerosol profiling: contributions to atmospheric and...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 14559–14569, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-14559-2019

Research article 02 Dec 2019

Research article | 02 Dec 2019

Detection and characterization of birch pollen in the atmosphere using a multiwavelength Raman polarization lidar and Hirst-type pollen sampler in Finland

Stephanie Bohlmann et al.

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Measurements of the multiwavelength Raman polarization lidar PollyXT have been combined with measurements of pollen type and concentration using a traditional pollen sampler at the rural forest site in Vehmasmäki, Finland. High particle depolarization ratios were observed during an intense pollination event of birch pollen occasionally mixed with spruce pollen. Our observations illustrate the potential of the particle depolarization ratio to track pollen grains in the atmosphere.
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