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Validation of TOMS Aerosol Products using AERONET ObservationsThe Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) aerosol algorithm uses measurements of radiances at two near UV channels in the range 331-380 nm to derive aerosol optical depth and single scattering albedo. Because of the low near UV surface albedo of all terrestrial surfaces (between 0.02 and 0.08), the TOMS algorithm has the capability of retrieving aerosol properties over the oceans and the continents. The Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) routinely derives spectral aerosol optical depth and single scattering albedo at a large number of sites around the globe. We have performed comparisons of both aerosol optical depth and single scattering albedo derived from TOMS and AERONET. In general, the TOMS aerosol products agree well with the ground-based observations, Results of this validation will be discussed.
Document ID
20020070201
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Bhartia, P. K. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Torres, O. (Maryland Univ. Baltimore County Catonsville, MD United States)
Sinyuk, A. (Maryland Univ. Baltimore County Catonsville, MD United States)
Holben, B. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2002
Subject Category
Environment Pollution
Meeting Information
American Geophysical Union Spring Meeting(Washington, DC)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.