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Absorbing Aerosol Index KNMI
July 2002 to April 2012 validated
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SCIAMACHY aerosol validation literature:
  • Validation of SCIAMACHY top-of-atmosphere reflectance for aerosol remote sensing using MERIS L1 data
    W. von Hoyningen-Huene, A. A. Kokhanovsky, M. W. Wuttke, M. Buchwitz, S. Noël, K. Gerilowski, J. P. Burrows, B. Latter, R. Siddans and B. J. Kerridge
    Abstract/Article: Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 97–106, 2007
    Method: MERIS L1 data
  • First verification of SCIAMACHY's Absorbing Aerosol Index product
    M. de Graaf and P. Stammes
    Abstract/Article: ESA Special Publication-531, August 2003
    Method: Verified by comparing level 2 operational AAI product with KNMI's AAI algorithm
  • SCIAMACHY Absorbing Aerosol Index: The scientific product compared to the operational product and TOMS data
    M. de Graaf, L.G. Tilstra and P. Stammes
    Abstract/Article: ESA Special Publication-562, August 2004
    Method: Intercomparison between SCIAMACHY level 2 AAI product and TOMS AAI on the basis of a dust outbreak on 5 April 2004 over the Sahara
  • SCIAMACHY Absorbing Aerosol Index and the consequences of instrument degradation
    L.G. Tilstra, M. de Graaf, S. Noël, I. Aben and P. Stammes
    Abstract/Article: ESA Special Publication-642, February 2007
    Method: Global mean analysis
  • SCIAMACHY Absorbing Aerosol Index - Calibration issues and global results from 2002-2004
    M. de Graaf and P. Stammes
    Abstract/Article: Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5,2385-2394, 2005
    Method: Intercomparison: AAI is compared to TOMS AAI data
  • Analysis of 5 years of SCIAMACHY Absorbing Aerosol Index data
    L.G. Tilstra, M. de Graaf, I. Aben and P. Stammes
    Abstract/Article: ESA Special Publication SP-636, July 2007
    Method: Time series of regional means / satellite intercomparison
  • Satellite observations of the seasonal cycles of absorbing aerosols in Africa related to the monsoon rainfall, 1995-2008
    M. de Graaf, L.G. Tilstra, I. Aben and P. Stammes
    Abstract/Article: Atmos. Environm. 44, 10, 1274-1283, 2010
    Method: Comparison with precipitation data

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