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 […]
Different techniques to identify pollen.
As pollengrains are very, very small and are floating through the air, identifying them is a pretty difficult job. You’ll can use a microscope to identify the type of pollen. Pollengrains are not like fashionmodels who can stand still and wait for the phototgrapher to take shot. So often the pollengrains are collected by a […]
Process of Automatic Pollencounting
The process starts bottom left with trees, grasses or herbs producing pollen, which become airborn. Step 1. Collect & fix pollen Collecting these pollen from the air with some kind of vacuum cleaner. Of course the volume of air processed in a certain period of time is important since you want information about the concentration […]
Pollencount by hour
This graph is an example of pollenconcentration during three different types of days. Day 1 shows airborn pollen between 9:00 and 17:00. Day 2 shows a pollenpeak during the early morning hours. Day 3 shows a peak in the evening. Weatherconditions, like a rainshower, a sunny or cloudy day, have big influence on the hourly […]