Analysis of aerosol optical depth retrieved by MODIS and MERIS and comparison with photometer data

Elisabetta Bocci, Stefania Elisabetta, Patrizia Basili, Riccardo Biondi, Oliver Arino

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In this work a validation of aerosol optical depth (AOD) values provided by two different satellite sensors (MODIS and MERIS) is proposed. A comparison between satellite and ground-based AERONET data is carried out to verify the reliability of spaceborne instruments. Finally the behaviour of AOD is analyzed monitoring particular events such as desert dust transport occurred on the 9(th) of October 2004 over the Mediterranean.
Keyword: REMOTE,optical satellite radiometer,aerosol optical depth,IMAGING,LAND,sun photometer
Original languageEnglish
JournalRivista Italiana di Telerilevamento
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)5-10
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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