Articles | Volume 23, issue 16
Research article
16 Aug 2023
Research article |  | 16 Aug 2023

Spectral dependence of birch and pine pollen optical properties using a synergy of lidar instruments

Maria Filioglou, Ari Leskinen, Ville Vakkari, Ewan O'Connor, Minttu Tuononen, Pekko Tuominen, Samuli Laukkanen, Linnea Toiviainen, Annika Saarto, Xiaoxia Shang, Petri Tiitta, and Mika Komppula

Data sets

Cloud profiling measurements: Doppler lidar, Lidar; 2022-04-01 to 2022-06-30 CLU

Global Data Assimilation System (GDAS) meteorological data NOAA

Short summary
Pollen impacts climate and public health, and it can be detected in the atmosphere by lidars which measure the linear particle depolarization ratio (PDR), a shape-relevant optical parameter. As aerosols also cause depolarization, surface aerosol and pollen observations were combined with measurements from ground-based lidars operating at different wavelengths to determine the optical properties of birch and pine pollen and quantify their relative contribution to the PDR.
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