An Emerging Global Aerosol Climatology from the MODIS Satellite Sensors

  title={An Emerging Global Aerosol Climatology from the MODIS Satellite Sensors},
  author={Lorraine A. Remer and Richard Kleidman and Robert C. Levy and Yoram J. Kaufman and Didier Tanr{\'e} and Shana Mattoo and J. V. Martins and Charles Ichoku and Ilan Koren and Yu Hongbin and Brent N. Holben},
The recently released Collection 5 MODIS aerosol products provide a consistent record of the Earth's aerosol system. Comparison with ground-based AERONET observations of aerosol optical depth (AOD) we find that Collection 5 MODIS aerosol products estimate AOD to within expected accuracy more than 60% of the time over ocean and more than 72% of the time over land. This is similar to previous results for ocean, and better than the previous results for land. However, the new Collection introduces… 

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