Characterization of atmospheric pollen fragments during springtime thunderstorms

Thunderstorm asthma is a very interesting topic. What happens to pollen and pollen particles during such a storm? How do you measure this? Some questions about this research done by Betsy Stone and her team from Iowa University. 1.What’s your job at University of Iowa ? I am an associate professor in the Departments of […]


Deep learning for pollen allergy surveillance from twitter in Australia

Australian researchers looked into the possibilities of using tweets to map hayfevercomplains using deep learning technology. “Deep learning for pollen allergy surveillance from twitter in Australia“ A few questions about this project to the authors of the article from the Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities, Victoria University, Melbourne. 1. What was the goal […]

Pine pollen appears in New Zealand!

A sign spring is arriving … along with allergies In northern NZ in particular one of the classic signs of spring arriving is falling pine pollen – which yesterday on a windy Sunday finally happened. Read full article on www.weatherwatch.co.nz >>.

Pollen Is on the Rise in Detroit!

MUCH OF Detroit is in ruins. The city spreads over 139 square miles, but about 20 square miles of that — an area just under the size of Manhattan — is vacant. Home in 1950 to more than 1.8 million people, today Detroit has less than half that many residents. There are tens of thousands […]


Pan-European initiative to provide pollen forecasts based on near real-time observations

The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring service (CAMS) recently formed a new partnership with the European Aeroallergen Network (EAN,) and will explore ground breaking technology to deliver automatic pollen observations in near real-time across Europe. Every year during spring and early summer comes a chorus of sneezing, wheezing and sniffling, because this is peak hay fever season […]

Pollenforecast NL

Forecast Pollenconcentration:  very low   low   moderate   high   extreme 5 day forecast  >> Maps developed by hooikoortsradar.nl , buienradar.nl   &  Elkerliek Hospital webapp  concept >>