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Source Regions of Ragweed Pollen Arriving in South – Western Poland and the Influence of Meteorological Data on the HYSPLIT Model Results

Bilińska, D. and Skjøth, C. and Werner, M. and Kryza, M. and Malkiewicz, M. and Krynicka, J. and Drzeniecka-Osiadacz, A. (2017) Source Regions of Ragweed Pollen Arriving in South – Western Poland and the Influence of Meteorological Data on the HYSPLIT Model Results. Aerobiologia. ISSN 0393-5965 Online: 1573-3025 (In Press)

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Abstract

We have investigated the relationship between the inflow of air masses and the ragweed pollen concentration in SW Poland (Wrocław) for a 10-year period of 2005-2014. The HYSPLIT trajectory model was used to verify if episodes of high concentrations can be related to regions outside of the main known ragweed centres in Europe, like Pannonian Plain, northern Italy and Ukraine. Furthermore, we used two different meteorological data sets (the global GDAS data set and from the WRF mesoscale model; the meteorological parameters were: U and V wind components, temperature and relative humidity) into HYSPLIT to evaluate the influence of meteorological input on calculated trajectories for high concentration ragweed episodes. The results show that the episodes of high pollen concentration (above 20 pm-3) represent a great part of total recorded ragweed pollen in Wrocław, but occur rarely and not in all years. High pollen episodes are connected with air masses coming from south and south-west Europe, which confirms the existence of expected ragweed centres but showed that other centres near Wrocław are not present. The HYSPLIT simulations with two different meteorological inputs indicated that footprint studies on ragweed benefit from a higher resolution meteorological data sets.

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National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit is part of the Institute of Science and the Environment at the University of Worcester.

The final publication is available at Springer via http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10453-017-9471-9

Uncontrolled Keywords: Aerobiology, ambrosia artemisiifolia, aeroallergens, back trajectory analysis, HYSPLIT, pollen concentration, NPARU, National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Carsten Skjoth
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 09:49
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017 10:58
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5224

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