Is it possible to use satellites to predict and monitor the development of pollen levels in the atmosphere? We use the vegetation index in our forecasting - using satellite data to measure chlorophyll levels in leaves.
For many people allergic to pollen, timing the start of medication is crucial. Alder and hazel pollen are often the among the first to appear - we analyse historic and current data to give you estimates for the onset of the pollen season in Europe.
We are pilot testing our air quality monitors and have started to dig into the first results. We had expected local variations in PM-levels, but it turns out the source is probably found far away from the neighbour's wood burning stove.