Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1255–1269, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1255-2016

Special issue: Meso-scale aerosol processes, comparison and validation studies...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1255–1269, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-1255-2016

Research article 03 Feb 2016

Research article | 03 Feb 2016

Evaluation of VIIRS, GOCI, and MODIS Collection 6 AOD retrievals against ground sunphotometer observations over East Asia

Q. Xiao et al.

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Using ground AOD measurements from AERONET, DRAGON-Asia Campaign, and handheld sunphotometers, we evaluated emerging aerosol products from VIIRS, GOCI, and Terra and Aqua MODIS (Collection 6) in East Asia in 2012–2013. We found that satellite aerosol products performed better in tracking the day-to-day variability than the high-resolution spatial variability. VIIRS EDR and GOCI products provided the most accurate AOD retrievals, while VIIRS IP and MODIS C6 3 km products had positive biases.
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