Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15323–15339, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15323-2020

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 15323–15339, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-15323-2020

Research article 10 Dec 2020

Research article | 10 Dec 2020

Optical characterization of pure pollen types using a multi-wavelength Raman polarization lidar

Xiaoxia Shang et al.

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Measurements of the multi-wavelength Raman polarization lidar PollyXT have been combined with measurements of pollen type and concentration using a traditional pollen sampler at a rural forest site in Kuopio, Finland. The depolarization ratio was enhanced when there were pollen grains in the atmosphere, illustrating the potential of lidar to track pollen grains in the atmosphere. The depolarization ratio of pure pollen particles was assessed for birch and pine pollen using a novel algorithm.
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