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Trend analysis of atmosphere visibility and its affecting in major cities of Xinjiang Province from 1960 to 2004
Author(s): Yan Liu; Xia Li; Yang Li; Shengli Wang
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Paper Abstract

Through a time series analysis of atmosphere visibility from 1960 to 2004 in the 13 cities of Xinjiang, the following regional meteorological facts are found. 1) Atmosphere visibility has changed in some yearly trends and seasonal fluctuations. With some exceptions of the cities of Hetian, Akesu and Shihezi, an increasing trend of atmosphere visibility from the middle 90s to the present is shown clearly in other 10 cities of Xinjiang. Atmosphere visibility in summer and winter is much better than that in spring and autumn. It indicates that Xinjiang urban air conditions have been greatly improved in this period. 2) Atmosphere visibility is regionally increasing from the north to the south. Particularly, in northern Xinjiang, the change trend of atmosphere visibility in winter is similar to that in the whole year. However, in southern Xinjiang, the change trends of atmosphere visibility in spring, summer, and autumn are similar to that in the whole year. 3) Atmosphere visibility is closely related to the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI). The larger the NDVI is, the higher atmosphere visibility is. From 1981 to 2003, atmosphere visibility and the NDVI are synchronously increasing with some trivial fluctuations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6790, MIPPR 2007: Remote Sensing and GIS Data Processing and Applications; and Innovative Multispectral Technology and Applications, 67900Y (14 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.748085
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Yan Liu, China Meteorological Administration (China)
Xia Li, China Meteorological Administration (China)
Yang Li, China Meteorological Administration (China)
Shengli Wang, Xinjiang Meteorological Bureau Climatical Ctr. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6790:
MIPPR 2007: Remote Sensing and GIS Data Processing and Applications; and Innovative Multispectral Technology and Applications

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