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Using satellite based AOD to estimate particulate matter in Qatar
  • Ozeas Costa Jr
Ozeas Costa Jr
The Ohio State University

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We used a combination of daily aerosol optical depth (AOD) data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer (MODIS) and ground measurements using a Dylos air quality monitor (a laser particle counter) to estimate particle matter air quality over a number of locations throughout the country of Qatar, in the Middle East. An empirical relationship between AOD and PM air quality was obtained from these datasets (linear correlation coefficient of 0.78) and was used to evaluate annual and seasonal trends in air pollution in Qatar since 2012.