Aerobiology of the Colorado rockies: Pollen count comparisons between Vail and Denver, Colorado

W. S. Silvers, R. A. Ledoux, W. K. Dolen, M. R. Morrison, H. S. Nelson, R. W. Weber

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Abstract

Pollen patterns were compared between Vail, CO (8,200 feet elevation), Aspen, CO (7,900 feet) and Denver, CO (5,280 feet) from 1984 through 1988. Counts were obtained at all sites with a volumetric intermittent cycling rotating impaction sampler. Aspen and Denver were compared in 1984, and Vail and Denver from 1985 through 1988. While counts were generally lower in the mountain sites than Denver, certain pollens, especially trees, were quite high. Ragweed was essentially absent from Aspen and Vail, and chenopod- amaranth counts were very low. Cedar, pine, and aspen frequently pollinated despite active snowfall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-426
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Allergy
Volume69
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy

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