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Title: The impact of meteorological conditions on the concentration of alder pollen in Sosnowiec (Poland) in the years 1997-2017
Authors: Dąbrowska-Zapart, Katarzyna
Chłopek, Kazimiera
Niedźwiedź, Tadeusz
Keywords: Alder pollen; Alnus; Weather types; Meteorological conditions; Statistical analysis
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Aerobiologia, Vol. 34 (2018), s. 469-485
Abstract: The aim of the work was to compare the alder pollen seasons in the years 1997–2017 in Sosnowiec. The measurements of pollen concentration were taken with the volumetric method using Burkard’s apparatus. The impact of atmospheric conditions on the daily alder pollen grain concentration, the annual totals, and the duration of pollen seasons were studied. The dependency between each meteorological condition and different features of the alder pollen season was determined by using Pearson’s correlation coefficients, variance analysis with multiple comparison tests, and the linear regression model using backward elimination. It was proven that the temperatures directly preceding the pollination, i.e. the January and February temperatures as well as those from the period from 210 to 180 days preceding the beginning of the season, have the greatest impact on the beginning of the alder pollen season. The value of the daily alder pollen concentration in Sosnowiec showed a positive statistically significant correlation with the air temperature and sunshine duration and a negative correlation with the thickness of the snow cover and air relative humidity. The daily concentration also depended on the type of the weather front, direction of air mass inflow, and the type of the inflowing air mass. The season temperatures and the thermal conditions which were present in the summer of the preceding year impacted the annual totals (SPI) of the alder pollen grains.
DOI: 10.1007/s10453-018-9524-8
ISSN: 1573-3025
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