Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Research article
25 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 25 Feb 2022

Laboratory evaluation of the scattering matrix of ragweed, ash, birch and pine pollen towards pollen classification

Danaël Cholleton, Émilie Bialic, Antoine Dumas, Pascal Kaluzny, Patrick Rairoux, and Alain Miffre


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-272', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Alain Miffre, 10 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-272', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Alain Miffre, 10 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Alain Miffre on behalf of the Authors (10 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Jan 2022) by Francis Pope
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (12 Jan 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 Jan 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Jan 2022) by Francis Pope
Short summary
While pollen impacts public health and the Earth’s climate, the identification of each pollen taxon remains challenging. In this context, a laboratory evaluation of the polarimetric light-scattering characteristics of ragweed, ash, birch and pine pollen, when embedded in ambient air, is here performed at two wavelengths. Interestingly, the achieved precision of the retrieved scattering matrix elements allows unequivocal light scattering characteristics of each studied taxon to be identified.