Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Research article
09 Aug 2019
Research article |  | 09 Aug 2019

Accuracy assessment of MODIS land aerosol optical thickness algorithms using AERONET measurements over North America

Hiren Jethva, Omar Torres, and Yasuko Yoshida


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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Hiren Jethva on behalf of the Authors (26 Jun 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (27 Jun 2019) by Alexander Kokhanovsky
AR by Hiren Jethva on behalf of the Authors (28 Jun 2019)  Manuscript 

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Hiren Jethva on behalf of the Authors (31 Jul 2019)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (05 Aug 2019) by Alexander Kokhanovsky
Short summary
Accuracy assessment of the satellite-retrieved aerosol properties is an important exercise to validate and track the changes in the retrieval algorithm. Here, for the first time, three standard aerosol products derived from MODIS Aqua are compared against the ground-based AERONET dataset over the North American region. The present validation analysis provides guidance in the development of inversion schemes to derive aerosol properties from existing and future MODIS-like sensors.