Special Section on Earth Observation for Global Environmental Change

Retrieval of aerosol optical depth over Bohai rim region by exploiting multifunctional transport satellite and MODIS data

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Linyan Bai

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Beijing 100094, China

Jianzhong Feng

Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Key Lab of Resources Remote Sensing & Digital Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing 100081, China

Jiahua Zhang

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Beijing 100094, China

Xiaonan Mi

Shanxi Climate Center, Taiyuan, Shanxi province 030002, China

Lanwei Zhu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Beijing 100094, China

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 8(1), 084591 (Mar 10, 2014). doi:10.1117/1.JRS.8.084591
History: Received August 30, 2013; Revised January 16, 2014; Accepted January 22, 2014
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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.

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Linyan Bai ; Jianzhong Feng ; Jiahua Zhang ; Xiaonan Mi and Lanwei Zhu
"Retrieval of aerosol optical depth over Bohai rim region by exploiting multifunctional transport satellite and MODIS data", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 8(1), 084591 (Mar 10, 2014). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.8.084591


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