Articles | Volume 16, issue 24
Research article
19 Dec 2023
Research article |  | 19 Dec 2023

Aerosol retrieval over snow using the RemoTAP algorithm

Zihan Zhang, Guangliang Fu, and Otto Hasekamp

Data sets


MODIS/Aqua Snow Cover Daily L3 data set NSIDC

Short summary
In order to conduct accurate aerosol retrieval over snow, the Remote Sensing of Trace Gases and Aerosol Products (RemoTAP) algorithm is extended with a bi-directional reflection distribution function for snow surfaces. The experiments with both synthetic and real data show that the extended RemoTAP maintains capability for snow-free pixels and has obvious advantages in accuracy and the fraction of successful retrievals for retrieval over snow, especially over surfaces with snow cover > 75 %.