Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 259–274, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-259-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 259–274, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-259-2019

Research article 08 Jan 2019

Research article | 08 Jan 2019

Characterizing the 2015 Indonesia fire event using modified MODIS aerosol retrievals

Yingxi R. Shi et al.

Data sets

The Level-1 and Atmosphere Archive & Distribution System (LAADS) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) NASA https://ladsweb.modaps.eosdis.nasa.gov/missions-and-measurements/#atmosphere-chart

OMI/Aura and MODIS/Aqua Merged Aerosol Geo-colocation Product 1-Orbit L2 Swath 13 x 24 km V003, Greenbelt, MD, USA J. Joiner https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/OMMYDAGEO_003.html

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The Indonesian fire and smoke event of 2015 was an extreme episode that affected public health and caused severe economic and environmental damage. We managed to retrieve data over very thick smoke plumes and produce a lot more high aerosol loading data that were previously missed by other satellite products. These results will benefit varieties of downstream research that use the satellite aerosol data and will influence the future development of the global satellite aerosol algorithm.
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