Estimation and inter-comparison of dust aerosols based on MODIS, MISR and AERONET retrievals over Asian desert regions

Habib A, Chen B, Khalid B, Tan S, Che H, Mahmood T, Shi G, & Butt MT (2018). Estimation and inter-comparison of dust aerosols based on MODIS, MISR and AERONET retrievals over Asian desert regions. Journal of Environmental Sciences DOI:10.1016/j.jes.2018.04.019. (In Press)

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Abstract

This study presents detailed analysis of spatiotemporal variations and trend of dust optical properties i.e., Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) and Angstrom component over Asian desert regions using thirteen years of data (i.e., 2001–2013) retrieved from Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR). These regions include Solar Village, Dunhuang and Dalangzadgad and are considered as origin of desert aerosols in Asia. Mann–Kendall trend test was used to show the trend of AOD. The relationship of AOD with weather parameters and general AOD trend over different wavelengths has also been shown. AOD's trend has been observed significant throughout the year in Solar Village, while in Dunhuang and Dalanzadgad the significant trend has been found only in peak period (March–June). Analysis show high values of AOD and low values of angstrom in Solar Village during peak period. In Chinese desert regions, high values of AOD have been found during peak period and low values in pre-peak period. Significant relationship has been observed between AOD and average temperature in Solar Village and Dalanzadgad whereas rainfall and wind speed showed no significant impact on AOD in all desert regions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: AOD; Angstrom exponent; AERONET; MODIS; MISR; Desert
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
World Population (POP)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 06:40
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2018 06:10
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/15252

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