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Remote Sens. 2010, 2(9), 2136-2147; doi:10.3390/rs2092136
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Meteorological Influence on Predicting Air Pollution from MODIS-Derived Aerosol Optical Thickness: A Case Study in Nanjing, China

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Received: 20 July 2010 / Revised: 30 August 2010 / Accepted: 5 September 2010 / Published: 13 September 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Atmospheric Remote Sensing)
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Abstract

Whether the aerosol optical thickness (AOT) products derived from MODIS data can be used as a reliable proxy of air pollutants measured near the surface depends on meteorological influence. This study attempts to assess the influence of four meteorological parameters (air pressure, temperature, relative humidity, and wind velocity) on predicting air pollution from MODIS AOT data for the city of Nanjing, China. It is found that PM10 (particulate matter with a diameter
Keywords: aerosol optical thickness; air pollution; meteorological influence; MODIS; China aerosol optical thickness; air pollution; meteorological influence; MODIS; China
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Gao, J.; Zha, Y. Meteorological Influence on Predicting Air Pollution from MODIS-Derived Aerosol Optical Thickness: A Case Study in Nanjing, China. Remote Sens. 2010, 2, 2136-2147.

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