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Assessment of MODIS aerosol optical depth over oceans using one-year data from maritime aerosol network
Author(s): Evgueni Kassianov; Duli Chand; Minghuai Wang
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Paper Abstract

We apply recent (2009-2010) level 2.0 MAN-based AODs for assessing those from two MODIS sensors aboard Terra and Aqua satellites with morning and afternoon equatorial crossing times, respectively. To compare correctly the MAN- and MODIS-based AODs (550 nm), considerable attention is given to match ship tracks and satellite overpasses both temporally (within ±1.5h) and spatially (within 10 km). Overall, analysis of collocated and coincident satellite and shipboard data reveals capabilities of two MODIS sensors to capture the strong spatial and temporal variations of AOD quite well, although a better agreement between the MAN- and MODIS-based AODs is observed for Aqua instrument. Our results further highlight the importance of unique MAN AODs for assessment of over-ocean satellite retrievals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8177, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVI, 81770K (26 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897410
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Evgueni Kassianov, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Duli Chand, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Minghuai Wang, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8177:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVI
Evgueni I. Kassianov; Adolfo Comeron; Richard H. Picard; Klaus Schäfer, Editor(s)

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