, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 499–513 | Cite as

Building models for daily pollen concentrations

The example of 16 pollen taxa in 14 Swiss monitoring stations
Original Paper


We describe a method for constructing prediction models for daily pollen concentrations of several pollen taxa in different measurement sites in Switzerland. The method relies on daily pollen concentration time series that were measured with Hirst samplers. Each prediction is based on the weather conditions observed near the pollen measurement site. For each prediction model, we do model assessment with a test data set spanning several years.


Aerobiology Aeroallergen Poisson regression Data preprocessing Boosting Predictive modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denis Hilaire
    • 1
  • Mathias W. Rotach
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bernard Clot
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwissPayerneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Meteorology and GeophysicsUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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