Improvement of phenological models by means of time series of EO data for numerical pollen forecast

Short Description

Allergic rhinitis has become a global health problem especially affecting children and adolescence. Timely and reliable warning before an increase of the atmospheric pollen concentration means a substantial support for physicians and allergy suffers. Recently developed numerical pollen forecast models have become a means to support the pollen forecast service, which however still require refinement.

This project aims therefore at improving the phenological modeling in numerical pollen forecast procedures by assimilating Earth-Observation based temperature and vegetation dynamics information in to the phenology model.

Project Partners


Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG)

Project partner

  • JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Contact Address

Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG)
Hohe Warte 38
A-1190 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (1) 360 26
Fax: +43 (1) 369 12 33
E-Mail: dion@zamg.ac.at