Articles | Volume 12, issue 7
Research article
26 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 26 Jul 2019

Investigations into the development of a satellite-based aerosol climate data record using ATSR-2, AATSR and AVHRR data over north-eastern China from 1987 to 2012

Yahui Che, Jie Guang, Gerrit de Leeuw, Yong Xue, Ling Sun, and Huizheng Che


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AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 May 2019) by Thomas Eck
RR by Andrew Sayer (03 Jun 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (20 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Jun 2019) by Thomas Eck
AR by Jie Guang on behalf of the Authors (27 Jun 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The use of AOD data retrieved from ATSR-2, AATSR and AVHRR to produce a very long time series is investigated. The study is made over a small area in northern China with a large variation of AOD values. Sun photometer data from AERONET and CARSNET and radiance-derived AOD are used as reference. The results show that all data sets compare well. However, AVHRR underestimates high AOD (mainly occurring in summer) but performs better than (A)ATSR in winter.