In this study the seasonal and daily variations in olive airborne pollen concentrations were measured in-the atmosphere of Sassari (Italy) and the olive pollen emission was monitored in the countryside during the flowering period in 1995 and 1996, in order to detect the patterns of change in the atmosphere. The intensity and the timing of pollination was also studied in relation to phenological stages occurrence. In addition, the influence of the main meteorological parameters on pollen emission and airborne pollen dispersal in the city was assessed. Airborne pollen reached its highest concentration a few days before the peak of pollen emission in 1995 but several days after it in 1996 (6 days). Analysis of hourly concentrations shows that the maximum emission and dispersion recorded during the observation period occurred in the middle of the day. Significant regressions were found between hourly temperature and air humidity values and hourly pollen concentrations recorded in the olive grove for almost every day studied, indicating a negative correlation between humidity and pollen concentration and a positive correlation between pollen concentration and temperature. On the other hand, no significant correlation was observed between the meteorological parameters and pollen concentration recorded in the urban area.

Pollen emission from olive trees and concentrations of airborne pollen in an urban area of North Sardinia / Nieddu, Giovanni; Chessa, Innocenza; Canu, A.; Pellizzaro, Grazia; Sirca, Costantino Battista; Vargiu, G.. - In: AEROBIOLOGIA. - ISSN 0393-5965. - 13:(1997), pp. 235-242.

Pollen emission from olive trees and concentrations of airborne pollen in an urban area of North Sardinia

NIEDDU, Giovanni;CHESSA, Innocenza;PELLIZZARO, GRAZIA;SIRCA, Costantino Battista;
1997-01-01

Abstract

In this study the seasonal and daily variations in olive airborne pollen concentrations were measured in-the atmosphere of Sassari (Italy) and the olive pollen emission was monitored in the countryside during the flowering period in 1995 and 1996, in order to detect the patterns of change in the atmosphere. The intensity and the timing of pollination was also studied in relation to phenological stages occurrence. In addition, the influence of the main meteorological parameters on pollen emission and airborne pollen dispersal in the city was assessed. Airborne pollen reached its highest concentration a few days before the peak of pollen emission in 1995 but several days after it in 1996 (6 days). Analysis of hourly concentrations shows that the maximum emission and dispersion recorded during the observation period occurred in the middle of the day. Significant regressions were found between hourly temperature and air humidity values and hourly pollen concentrations recorded in the olive grove for almost every day studied, indicating a negative correlation between humidity and pollen concentration and a positive correlation between pollen concentration and temperature. On the other hand, no significant correlation was observed between the meteorological parameters and pollen concentration recorded in the urban area.
Pollen emission from olive trees and concentrations of airborne pollen in an urban area of North Sardinia / Nieddu, Giovanni; Chessa, Innocenza; Canu, A.; Pellizzaro, Grazia; Sirca, Costantino Battista; Vargiu, G.. - In: AEROBIOLOGIA. - ISSN 0393-5965. - 13:(1997), pp. 235-242.
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