Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-877-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-877-2020
Research article
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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

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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.