remote sensing 1 page write up investigating an aerosol event


Pick a day from the last two years, investigate an aerosol event observable in the satellite product data. Eg. Dust storm, wildfire, pollution, volcanic eruption Describe the event in terms of type of aerosols and chemistry, interaction with and effects on clouds (or potential) and the environment.

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Some guiding questions:

Look at and consider the many satellite products available: eg. AOD, pollutant gases, cloud effective radius What are the satellite products showing? Why? How does this relate to the aerosol event? Are there any relationships between the satellite products? You may want to look a few days either side of your chosen date to look at the longer story – Is your chosen day the start of an event, the end or the middle? You may want to corroborate events with external reports Make sure you pay attention to which satellite and instrument you are acquiring data from and include that in your report Please take a screen capture of the event satellite products (not inclusive of 1 or 2 pages).

Things to remember:

• Please provide a scale!!! – Without a scale, the numbers are meaningless

• Figure captions are a must (below the figure)

• Figures must be referred to in text (Figure 1)

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