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Remote Sens. 2010, 2(9), 2136-2147; doi:10.3390/rs2092136

Meteorological Influence on Predicting Air Pollution from MODIS-Derived Aerosol Optical Thickness: A Case Study in Nanjing, China

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School of Environment, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
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Key Laboratory of Virtual Geographic Environment, Ministry of Education, College of Geographic Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210097, 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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