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Statistical analysis of the MODIS atmosphere products for the Tomsk region
Author(s): Sergey V. Afonin; Vladimir V. Belov; Marina V. Engel
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents the results of using the MODIS Atmosphere Products satellite information to study the atmospheric characteristics (the aerosol and water vapor) in the Tomsk Region (56-61°N, 75-90°E) in 2001-2004. The satellite data were received from the NASA Goddard Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) through the INTERNET.To use satellite data for a solution of scientific and applied problems, it is very important to know their accuracy. Despite the results of validation of the MODIS data have already been available in the literature, we decided to carry out additional investigations for the Tomsk Region. The paper presents the results of validation of the aerosol optical thickness (AOT) and total column precipitable water (TCPW), which are in good agreement with the test data. The statistical analysis revealed some interesting facts. Thus, for example, analyzing the data on the spatial distribution of the average seasonal values of AOT or TCPW for 2001-2003 in the Tomsk Region, we established that instead of the expected spatial homogeneity of these distributions, they have similar spatial structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5979, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X, 59790K (1 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.627539
Show Author Affiliations
Sergey V. Afonin, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Vladimir V. Belov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Marina V. Engel, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5979:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X
Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo T. Comerón; James R. Slusser; Richard H. Picard; Michel R. Carleer; Nicolaos Sifakis, Editor(s)

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