Articles | Volume 20, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4379–4397, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4379–4397, 2020

Research article 15 Apr 2020

Research article | 15 Apr 2020

Satellite mapping of PM2.5 episodes in the wintertime San Joaquin Valley: a “static” model using column water vapor

Robert B. Chatfield et al.


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ED: Publish as is (18 Dec 2019) by Michael Schulz
Short summary
There is a great need to define health-affecting pollution by small particles as “respirable aerosol”. The wintertime San Joaquin Valley experiences severe episodes that need full maps. A few air pollution monitors are set out by agencies in such regions. Satellite data on haziness and daily calibration using the monitors map out improved pollution estimates for the winter of 2012–2013. These show patterns of valuable empirical information about sources, transport, and cleanout of pollution.
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