Aerobiologia

, Volume 19, Issue 3–4, pp 243–250

Characteristics of grass pollen seasons in areas of southern Spain and the United Kingdom

  • Juan Antonio Sánchez Mesa
  • Matt Smith
  • Jean Emberlin
  • Ursula Allitt
  • Eric Caulton
  • Carmen Galan
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:AERO.0000006597.44452.a3

Cite this article as:
Sánchez Mesa, J.A., Smith, M., Emberlin, J. et al. Aerobiologia (2003) 19: 243. doi:10.1023/B:AERO.0000006597.44452.a3

Abstract

Spatial and temporal variations in daily grasspollen counts and weather variables aredescribed for two regions with differentbio-geographical and climatic regimes, southernSpain and the United Kingdom. Daily averagegrass pollen counts are considered from sixpollen-monitoring sites, three in southernSpain (Ciudad Real, Córdoba and Priego) andthree in the United Kingdom (Edinburgh,Worcester and Cambridge). Analysis shows thatrainfall and maximum temperatures are importantfactors controlling the magnitude of the grasspollen season in both southern Spain and theUnited Kingdom, and that the strength anddirection of the influence exerted by thesevariables varies with geographical location andtime.

aerobiology grass pollen seasons Spain United Kingdom 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Antonio Sánchez Mesa
    • 1
  • Matt Smith
    • 2
  • Jean Emberlin
    • 2
  • Ursula Allitt
    • 3
  • Eric Caulton
    • 4
  • Carmen Galan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant BiologyUniversity of Córdoba, Campus de RabanalesCórdobaSpain
  2. 2.National Pollen Research UnitUniversity College WorcesterUK
  3. 3.Department of GeographyUniversity of Cambridge, downing PlaceCambridgeUK
  4. 4.Scottish Centre for Pollen StudiesNapier University, Merchiston CampusEdinburghUK

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