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Title: Air pollution monitoring through the application of atmospheric correction for ASTER imagery
Authors: Themistocleous, Kyriacos 
Hadjimitsis, Diofantos G. 
Keywords: Air quality
Atmospheric aerosols
Environmental engineering
Geographic information systems
Infrared spectroscopy
Remote sensing
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Spie
Source: Proceedings of SPIE - The international society for optical ngineering, 2009, volume 7478, article number 74780T
Abstract: This paper presents the results obtained through the application of atmospheric correction on ASTER images for deriving the aerosol optical thickness (AOT). The literature shows that there is a gap in correlating the determined or measured AOT through the visible and near-infrared spectrum with the air-pollutants such as PM10, PM2.5, CO2, etc. This research investigates such aspects by acquiring sun-photometer measurements, image data, and air-pollutants measurements during the satellite overpass of the urban areas in Paphos and Limassol District in Cyprus. AOT values delivered from MODIS satellite images are regressed against the sun-photometer ground-based measurements. The determined AOT values from both sources are compared with the AOT values retrieved from ASTER and/or LANDSAT TM /ETM+ images. Preliminary results show that the AOT retrieved after applying an atmospheric correction from the images was very near to those found from the sun-photometers acquired simultaneous during the satellite overpass
ISSN: 0277786X
DOI: 10.1117/12.830581
Rights: © 2009 Copyright SPIE
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