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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Retrieval of aerosol optical depth over Bohai rim region by exploiting multifunctional transport satellite and MODIS data
Author(s): Linyan Bai; Jianzhong Feng; Jiahua Zhang; Xiaonan Mi; Lanwei Zhu
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Paper Abstract

Atmospheric aerosol particles have a significant impact on global climate change. For the purpose of estimating the effect of aerosols on climate, information on the spatial and temporal distribution of the aerosols is necessary. In this study, we developed an algorithm to retrieve hourly aerosol optical depth (AOD) by using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and the data from the multifunctional transport satellite (MTSAT) visible channel over Bohai rim region. First, the MODIS data was used to identify aerosol module, and then the MTSAT data was used to calculate hourly AOD. The results show that the AOD derived from AERONET observations agrees well with the MTSAT-AOD products with spatio-temporal scale, as well as spectral scale. Therefore, the algorithm developed in this study has potential for monitoring AOD hourly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2014
PDF: 13 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 8(1) 084591 doi: 10.1117/1.JRS.8.084591
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 8, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Linyan Bai, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)
Jianzhong Feng, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (China)
Jiahua Zhang, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)
Xiaonan Mi, Shanxi Climate Ctr. (China)
Lanwei Zhu, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (China)


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