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Title: Study of aerosol optical thickness using MODIS satellite data and sun photometer in a part of West coast of India
Authors: SanilKumar, R.K.
Suresh, T.
Urs, J.R.
SureshKumar, B.V.
Citation: International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, vol.5(4); 2012; 710-714
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Cafet-Innova Technical Society
Abstract: The knowledge of aerosol optical properties plays an important role in estimation of the direct aerosol forcing. The aerosol optical thickness obtained from MODIS and Microtops II Sunphotometer is described. The data has been collected from the part of west coastline of India which are economically commercial areas. Due to anthropogenic activities the aerosols optical thickness (AOT) are more fluctuating. AOT values are plotted from MODIS and multispectral Sun-photometer with four spectral channels at 440, 500, 675 and 870 nm. The AOT values derived from MODIS and Sun-photometer are found to correlate well. The error observed in the MODIS derived AOT values is attributed to the atmospheric correction algorithm used for processing the satellite data. The aerosol optical thickness has been evaluated at different places.
Document type: Journal Article
Copyright: An edited version of this paper was published by CAFET-INNOVA TECHNICAL SOCIETY.Copyright [2012]. All efforts have been made to respect the copyright to the best of our knowledge. Inadvertent omissions, if brought to our notice, stand for correction and withdrawal of document from this repository.
URI: http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/4191
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