Journal article

Near-ground effect of height on pollen exposure

Jesus Rojo, Jose Oteros, Rosa Perez-Badia, Patricia Cervigon, Zuzana Ferencova, A Monserrat Gutierrez-Bustillo, Karl-Christian Bergmannd, Gilles Oliver, Michel Thibaudon, Roberto Albertini, David Rodriguez-De la Cruz, Estefania Sanchez-Reyes, Jose Sanchez-Sanchez, Anna-Mari Pessi, Jukka Reiniharjui, Annika Saarto, M Carmen Calderon, Cesar Guerrero, Daniele Berra, Maira Bonini Show all

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2019

Abstract

The effect of height on pollen concentration is not well documented and little is known about the near-ground vertical profile of airborne pollen. This is important as most measuring stations are on roofs, but patient exposure is at ground level. Our study used a big data approach to estimate the near-ground vertical profile of pollen concentrations based on a global study of paired stations located at different heights. We analyzed paired sampling stations located at different heights between 1.5 and 50 m above ground level (AGL). This provided pollen data from 59 Hirst-type volumetric traps from 25 different areas, mainly in Europe, but also covering North America and Australia, resulting ..

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