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Aerosol and CO loading in the atmosphere observed by the MODIS and MOPITT: Russian forest fire case
Author(s): Jhoon Kim; Sung Hwa Choi; Hi Ku Cho; Sang Hee Lee; David P. Edwards; Hee Choon Lee; Hyo Suk Lim; Gi Hyuk Choi
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Paper Abstract

The Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) provides aerosol optical depth (AOD) along with the fine mode fraction over ocean and darker land surfaces. Measurement Of Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT) onboard the Terra satellite provides quantitative information of carbon monoxide (CO). Measurements of CO whose principal sources arise from anthropogenic emissions such as biomass burning and forest fires, is very useful for tracing fire emissions in the atmosphere. In this study, intense fires in the southeast part of Russia in May, 2003 are studied with the satellite data from MODIS and MOPITT. The AOD distribution from the MODIS for May, 2003 show stretched regions of high AODs near the Korean Peninsula. The CO concentrations at 700 hPa from the MOPITT for May, 2003 also show enhanced values. Correlation between CO and AOD are investigated for the forest fire case. This multi-instrumental approach to monitor the aerosol in the atmosphere is expected to contribute to the classification of the aerosol characteristics in the atmosphere, carbonaceous aerosol in particular.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5652, Passive Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds IV, (30 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.578903
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Jhoon Kim, Yonsei Univ. (South Korea)
Sung Hwa Choi, Yonsei Univ. (South Korea)
Hi Ku Cho, Yonsei Univ. (South Korea)
Sang Hee Lee, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (South Korea)
David P. Edwards, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Hee Choon Lee, Yonsei Univ. (South Korea)
Hyo Suk Lim, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (South Korea)
Gi Hyuk Choi, Korea Aerospace Research Institute (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5652:
Passive Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds IV
Si Chee Tsay; Tatsuya Yokota; Myoung-Hwan Ahn, Editor(s)

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