Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-3209-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-3209-2019
Research article
 | 
17 Jun 2019
Research article |  | 17 Jun 2019

Characterization and application of artificial light sources for nighttime aerosol optical depth retrievals using the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite Day/Night Band

Jianglong Zhang, Shawn L. Jaker, Jeffrey S. Reid, Steven D. Miller, Jeremy Solbrig, and Travis D. Toth

Viewed

Total article views: 2,055 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
1,310 689 56 2,055 160 46 51
  • HTML: 1,310
  • PDF: 689
  • XML: 56
  • Total: 2,055
  • Supplement: 160
  • BibTeX: 46
  • EndNote: 51
Views and downloads (calculated since 17 Dec 2018)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 17 Dec 2018)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 2,055 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 1,914 with geography defined and 141 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Latest update: 25 Feb 2024
Download
Short summary
Using nighttime observations from the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Day/Night band (DNB), the characteristics of artificial light sources are evaluated as functions of observation conditions, and incremental improvements are documented on nighttime aerosol retrievals on a regional scale. Results from the study indicate the potential of this method to begin filling critical gaps in diurnal aerosol optical thickness information at both regional and global scales.