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Volume 9, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 409–422, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-409-2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 409–422, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-409-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 11 Feb 2016

Research article | 11 Feb 2016

Development and validation of satellite-based estimates of surface visibility

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A satellite based surface visibility retrieval has been developed for the GOES-R ABI instrument using MODIS proxy data and validated using independent ASOS surface visibility measurements. Variability in the frequency of clear sky (aerosol) surface visibility retrievals larger than 20 dV is shown to be correlated with seasonal and interannual variability in fire detections, illustrating the importance of smoke from wildfires in regional haze events.
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