Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Research article
14 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 14 Mar 2019

Multi-satellite retrieval of single scattering albedo using the OMI–MODIS algorithm

Kruthika Eswaran, Sreedharan Krishnakumari Satheesh, and Jayaraman Srinivasan

Data sets

MODIS Atmosphere L2 Aerosol Product, NASA MODIS Adaptive Processing System R. Levy, C. Hsu, A. Sayer, S. Mattoo, and J. Lee

OMI/Aura Near UV Aerosol Optical Depth and Single Scattering Albedo 1-orbit L2 Swath 13 x 24 km V003, Greenbelt, MD, USA, O. Torres

Short summary
Multiple satellite retrieval algorithms are used to counter problems, such as cloud contamination, faced by sensors with large pixel sizes. This work uses one such algorithm to retrieve a parameter (single scattering albedo) over the oceans. It was found that the joint algorithm performed better than the original when aerosols were present near the surface. Discrepancy between the measurements was seen when elevated aerosols were present which might not have been detected by cruise instruments.
Final-revised paper