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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 3931–3944, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-3931-2022

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 3931–3944, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-3931-2022
Research article
28 Mar 2022
Research article | 28 Mar 2022

Pollen observations at four EARLINET stations during the ACTRIS-COVID-19 campaign

Xiaoxia Shang et al.

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This study reports pollen observations at four lidar stations (Hohenpeißenberg, Germany; Kuopio, Finland; Leipzig, Germany; and Warsaw, Poland) during the intensive observation campaign organized in May 2020. A novel simple method for the characterization of the pure pollen is proposed, based on lidar measurements. It was applied to evaluate the pollen depolarization ratio and for the aerosol classifications.
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