Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3449–3468, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3449-2021

Special issue: Satellite and ground-based remote sensing of aerosol optical,...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3449–3468, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3449-2021

Research article 12 May 2021

Research article | 12 May 2021

A Dark Target research aerosol algorithm for MODIS observations over eastern China: increasing coverage while maintaining accuracy at high aerosol loading

Yingxi R. Shi et al.

Data sets

MODIS 1km Calibrated Radiances Product MODIS Characterization Support Team (MCST) https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MYD021KM.061

MODIS Atmosphere L2 Aerosol Product R. C. Levy and C. Hsu https://doi.org/10.5067/MODIS/MOD04_L2.006

AERONET direct sun measurements and inversion product AERONET team https://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/new_web/download_all_v3_aod.html

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Short summary
Due to fast industrialization and development, China has been experiencing haze pollution episodes with both high frequencies and severity over the last 3 decades. This study improves the accuracy and data coverage of measured aerosol from satellites, which help quantify, characterize, and understand the impact of the haze phenomena over the entire East Asia region.