Remote sensing of aerosols by synergy of caliop and modis

Rei Kudo, Tomoaki Nishizawa, Akiko Higurashi, Eiji Oikawa

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For the monitoring of the global 3-D distribution of aerosol components, we developed the method to retrieve the vertical profiles of water-soluble, light absorbing carbonaceous, dust, and sea salt particles by the synergy of CALIOP and MODIS data. The aerosol product from the synergistic method is expected to be better than the individual products of CALIOP and MODIS. We applied the method to the biomass-burning event in Africa and the dust event in West Asia. The reasonable results were obtained; the much amount of the water-soluble and light absorbing carbonaceous particles were estimated in the biomass-burning event, and the dust particles were estimated in the dust event.

Original languageEnglish
Article number08012
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - Apr 13 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event28th International Laser Radar Conference, ILRC 2017 - Bucharest, Romania
Duration: Jun 25 2017Jun 30 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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