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Volume 9, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5053–5062, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-5053-2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5053–5062, 2016
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Research article 14 Oct 2016

Research article | 14 Oct 2016

Validating MODIS above-cloud aerosol optical depth retrieved from “color ratio” algorithm using direct measurements made by NASA's airborne AATS and 4STAR sensors

Hiren Jethva et al.

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Validation of the above-cloud aerosol optical depth retrieved using the "color ratio" method applied to MODIS cloudy-sky measurements against airborne direct measurements made by NASA’s AATS and 4STAR sun photometers during SAFARI-2000, ACE-ASIA 2001, and SEAC4RS 2013 reveals a good level of agreement (difference < 0.1), in which most matchups are found be constrained within the estimated uncertainties associated with the MODIS retrievals (-10 % to +50 %).
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