Aerobiologia

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 33–43 | Cite as

Seasonal variations in the atmospheric Betula pollen count in Gdańsk (southern Baltic coast) in relation to meteorological parameters

  • Małgorzata Latałowa
  • Mirosław Miętus
  • Agnieszka Uruska

Abstract

Seven years of observations of thepatterns and fluctuations in atmosphericBetula pollen concentration with respect tometeorological variables enable the mostimportant factors shaping the pollen season ofbirches in the Gdańsk area (northernPoland) to be defined. The correlation factorsfor different aspects of the pollen season andparticular meteorological variables arepresented. A biennial cyclic rhythm is observedin the annual pollen sums. The starting date ofthe Betula pollen season is a ratherstable parameter for those years whichrepresent the average, most typical,meteorological conditions as recorded for thearea.

Betula pollen meteorological parameters northern Poland pollen season seasonal variation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Małgorzata Latałowa
    • 2
  • Mirosław Miętus
    • 3
  • Agnieszka Uruska
    • 1
  1. 1.Lab. of Palaeoecology and Archaeobotany, Dept. of Plant EcologyUniversity of GdańskGdańskPoland
  2. 2.Lab. of Palaeoecology and Archaeobotany, Dept. of Plant EcologyUniversity of GdańskGdańskPoland
  3. 3.Institute of Meteorology and Water ManagementMaritime BranchGdyniaPoland

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