Analyses of high resolution aerosol data from MODIS satellite: A MAIAC retrieval, southern New England, US.

A. Chudnovsky*, A. Lyapustin, Y. Wang, J. Schwartz, P. Koutrakis

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Abstract

Although ground-level PM2.5 monitoring sites provide accurate measurements, their spatial coverage within a given region is limited and thus often insufficient for exposure and epidemiological studies. Satellite data expand spatial coverage, enhancing our ability to estimate location- and/or subject-specific exposures to PM2.5. Recently, a new Multi- Angle Implementation of Atmospheric Correction (MAIAC) algorithm was developed for MODIS which provides AOD at 1 km resolution. Using MAIAC data, the relationship between MAIAC AOD and PM2.5 as measured by the 27 EPA ground monitoring stations was investigated. These results were also compared to conventional MODIS 10 km AOD retrieval (MOD04) for the same days and locations. The coefficients of determination for MOD04 and for MAIAC are R2=0.45 and 0.50, respectively, suggesting that AOD is a reasonably good proxy for PM2.5 ground concentrations. Finally, we studied the relationship between PM2.5 and AOD at the intra-urban scale (≤10km) in Boston. The fine resolution results indicated spatial variability in particle concentration at a sub-10 kilometer scale.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFirst International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment, RSCy 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment, RSCy 2013 - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 8 Apr 201310 Apr 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8795
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment, RSCy 2013
Country/TerritoryCyprus
CityPaphos
Period8/04/1310/04/13

Keywords

  • Aerosol Optical Depth
  • MAIAC
  • MODIS
  • PM25 exposure assessment
  • Remote Sensing

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