Articles | Volume 4, issue 1
18 Feb 2010
 | 18 Feb 2010

An episodic event of pollen transport of European beech

M. Piringer, E. Polreich, S. Schüler, and K. Robitschek

Abstract. The meteorological impacts on pollen emission and spread in a typical Central European forest of mixed deciduous and coniferous trees are investigated. Pollen samples as well as meteorological measurements have been conducted during the flowering period of spring flowering tree species in 2009. An episodic event of pollen transport to the study area is analyzed in detail with the aid of hourly backwards trajectories. The results indicate that the experimental set-up was well designed for a thorough meteorological analysis of the pollen counts.