Temporal variability and geographical origins of airborne pollen grains concentrations from 2015 to 2018 at Saclay, France

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dc.contributor.author Sarda Estève, Roland
dc.contributor.author Baisnée, Dominique
dc.contributor.author Guinot, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Petit, Jean-Eudes
dc.contributor.author Sodeau, John
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, David
dc.contributor.author Besancenot, Jean-Pierre
dc.contributor.author Thibaudon, Michel
dc.contributor.author Gros, Valérie
dc.date.accessioned 2019-04-02T16:25:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-04-02T16:25:53Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Estève, R.S., Baisnée, D., Guinot, B., Petit, J.E., Sodeau, J., O’Connor, D., Besancenot, J.P., Thibaudon, M. and Gros, V., 2018. Temporal Variability and Geographical Origins of Airborne Pollen Grains Concentrations from 2015 to 2018 at Saclay, France. Remote Sensing, 10(12), 1932 (23 pp.) DOI: 10.3390/rs10121932 en
dc.identifier.volume 10 en
dc.identifier.issued 12 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 23 en
dc.identifier.issn 2072-4292
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7695
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/rs10121932
dc.description.abstract The study of the origin and dispersion processes associated with airborne pollen grains are important to understand due to their impacts on health. In this context, a Hirst-type spore trap was utilized over the period 2015–2018 to monitor ambient pollen grains at Saclay, France, a receptor site influenced by both clean air masses originating from the Atlantic Ocean and polluted air masses under anticyclonic conditions. The objective of this work was to use ZeFir (a user-friendly, software tool recently-developed to investigate the geographical origin and point sources of atmospheric pollution) as a method to analyse total and allergenic airborne pollen grain concentrations. Strong interannual variability was exhibited for the total pollen grains concentrations and it was determined that this was mainly driven by Betulaceae pollen, with a general increasing trend displayed. The start of the pollen season was seen to be triggered by particular synoptic conditions after a period of dormancy and two maximums were displayed, one in April and a second in June. Results from the ZeFir tool, fed with on-site hourly meteorological and pollen measurements, demonstrate that the dominant pollen grains inputs to Saclay are favoured by non-prevailing winds originating from East and North in association with dry air, moderate winds, mild temperature and enhanced insolation. en
dc.description.sponsorship Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA-NRBC-E grant number D34); Agence Nationale de la Recherche (PREVIPOL) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher MDPI en
dc.relation.uri http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/10/12/1932
dc.rights © 2019 The Authors. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Bioaerosol en
dc.subject Pollen en
dc.subject Source receptor model en
dc.subject Modelling en
dc.subject Health en
dc.subject Allergenic en
dc.subject Trajectory analysis en
dc.subject Air pollution en
dc.title Temporal variability and geographical origins of airborne pollen grains concentrations from 2015 to 2018 at Saclay, France en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Prof John Sodeau, School of Chemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: j.sodeau@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.contributor.funder Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives en
dc.contributor.funder Agence Nationale de la Recherche en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Remote Sensing en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress j.sodeau@ucc.ie
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress j.sodeau@ucc.ie
dc.identifier.articleid 1932

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