26 October 2011 Assessment of MODIS aerosol optical depth over oceans using one-year data from maritime aerosol network
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Proceedings Volume 8177, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVI; 81770K (2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897410
Event: SPIE Remote Sensing, 2011, Prague, Czech Republic
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.
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Evgueni Kassianov, Duli Chand, Minghuai Wang, "Assessment of MODIS aerosol optical depth over oceans using one-year data from maritime aerosol network", Proc. SPIE 8177, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVI, 81770K (26 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897410; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.897410
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MODIS

Aerosols

Satellites

Ocean optics

Oceanography

Sensors

Climatology

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