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Impact of atmospheric and local regional flow regimes on the maximum ragweed pollen concentrations in Zagreb, Croatia


Srnec, Lidija; Telišman Prtenjak, Maja; Peternel, Renata; Madžarević Valentina
Impact of atmospheric and local regional flow regimes on the maximum ragweed pollen concentrations in Zagreb, Croatia // 19th International Congress of Biometeorology
Auckland, New Zealand, 2011. (predavanje, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni)


Naslov
Impact of atmospheric and local regional flow regimes on the maximum ragweed pollen concentrations in Zagreb, Croatia

Autori
Srnec, Lidija ; Telišman Prtenjak, Maja ; Peternel, Renata ; Madžarević Valentina

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u zbornicima skupova, cjeloviti rad (in extenso), znanstveni

Skup
19th International Congress of Biometeorology

Mjesto i datum
Auckland, New Zealand, 4-8 December 2011

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Neobjavljeni rad

Ključne riječi
Transport of pollen grains; slope winds; urban heat island circulation; recirculation of pollen grains; WRF model

Sažetak
Ragweed pollen is extremely allergenic that causes many health problems such as rhinitis, rhinoconjunctivitis and bronchial asthma. In this study, we used the back-trajectories together with measured meteorological data to examine the maximum ragweed pollen concentrations. We selected two periods of research with the maximum concentrations that occurred in the first week of September 2002 and 2003. Daily ragweed pollen concentrations during considered days exceeded 600 grains/m3 of air. The mesoscale WRF numerical model experiments showed successful multi-day simulations in Zagreb reproducing (i) the local topography influence on local wind flow, (ii) the formation of an urban heat island over the city and (iii) reasonable coincidence with the available observations. Hourly back-trajectories indicated the most probable reasons for the high nightly two-hour concentration peaks recorded in Zagreb. The long-range transport was significantly supplemented by the horizontal recirculation of pollen grains within diurnal local thermal circulation over the city, causing the higher late evening concentration increase.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Geologija



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Projekt / tema
0121999
119-1193086-1311 - Bazične ORografske Atmosferske cirkulacije u Hrvatskoj (BORA) (Branko Grisogono, )

Ustanove
Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet, Zagreb,
Nastavni zavod za javno zdravstvo "Dr. Andrija Štampar"