Articles | Volume 16, issue 15
Technical note
02 Aug 2016
Technical note |  | 02 Aug 2016

Technical note: Intercomparison of three AATSR Level 2 (L2) AOD products over China

Yahui Che, Yong Xue, Linlu Mei, Jie Guang, Lu She, Jianping Guo, Yincui Hu, Hui Xu, Xingwei He, Aojie Di, and Cheng Fan

Data sets

ESA Aerosol_cci AOD research data ICARE Aeris

MODIS AOD data MODIS Atmosphere


Short summary
Remotely sensed data could provide continuous spatial coverage of aerosol property over the pan-Eurasian area for PEEX program. The AATSR data can be used to retrieve aerosol optical depth (AOD). The Aerosol_cci project provides users with three AOD retrieval algorithms for AATSR data. Because China is vast in territory and has great differences in terms of land surfaces, the combination of the AERONET and CARSNET data can validate the Level 2 AOD products from AATSR data more comprehensively.
Final-revised paper