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Volume 17, issue 8 | Copyright

Special issue: Meso-scale aerosol processes, comparison and validation studies...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5095-5106, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-5095-2017
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Research article 19 Apr 2017

Research article | 19 Apr 2017

Development and assessment of a higher-spatial-resolution (4.4 km) MISR aerosol optical depth product using AERONET-DRAGON data

Michael J. Garay et al.
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AR by Michael Garay on behalf of the Authors (15 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (23 Feb 2017) by Patricia Quinn
RR by Andrew Sayer (28 Feb 2017)
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ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (03 Mar 2017) by Patricia Quinn
AR by Michael Garay on behalf of the Authors (11 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Mar 2017) by Patricia Quinn
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Satellite data from the MISR instrument were used to produce aerosol optical depth (AOD) retrievals at 4.4 km spatial resolution, a factor of 16 improvement relative to the currently operational 17.6 km product. Retrievals were compared with high-spatial-resolution ground-based observations made by AERONET-DRAGON deployments around the globe. It was found that the 4.4 km MISR retrievals performed significantly better than the 17.6 km retrievals in comparisons made at over 100 individual sites.
Satellite data from the MISR instrument were used to produce aerosol optical depth (AOD)...
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