Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
Research article
21 Feb 2020
Research article |  | 21 Feb 2020

Assessment of urban aerosol pollution over the Moscow megacity by the MAIAC aerosol product

Ekaterina Y. Zhdanova, Natalia Y. Chubarova, and Alexei I. Lyapustin

Data sets

Grid emissions in 0.1° x 0.1° long-lat resolution EMEP/CEIP

Short summary
We estimated the distribution of aerosol optical thickness (AOT) with a spatial resolution of 1 km over the Moscow megacity using the MAIAC satellite aerosol product from May to September over the years 2000–2017. We revealed that the MAIAC product is a reliable instrument for assessing the spatial features of urban aerosol pollution and its temporal dynamics. The local aerosol effect is about 0.02–0.04 in AOT in the visible spectral range over the Moscow megacity.