VERIFICATION OF MCD19A2 DATA AND STUDY OF AEROSOL CHARACTERISTICS IN BEIJING-TIANJIN-HEBEI REGION
Keywords: Atmospheric aerosol, Aerosol Optical Depth, MCD19A2, Verification, Aerosol characteristics, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region
Abstract. The atmospheric aerosol pollution in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei(BTH) region of China is particularly serious. To quickly and accurately evaluate the aerosol pollution in BTH region using the remote sensing method – this article verified the accuracy of the global 1km resolution MCD19A2 aerosol optical depth (AOD) product to clarify its reliability in BTH region, moreover, MCD19A2 was used to study the characteristics of aerosols and its correlation with air quality index (AQI). First, the AOD spatial distribution in BTH region from 2014 to 2018 was obtained through the processes of MCD19A2 such as format conversion, mosaic. Then the AOD results were verified with AERONET measured data through accurate space-time matching, proving the high accuracy and reliability of MCD19A2 (R = 0.9504, MAE = 0.0863, RMSE = 0.1243, EE = 82.26%). Besides, based on the AOD results at different scales, the spatiotemporal characteristics of aerosols in BTH region were analyzed from the aspects of spatial distribution, annual variation, and seasonal variation. Finally, the study shows that MCD19A2 AOD and AQI have a high correlation and similar spatiotemporal characteristics, proving the direct indication of MCD19A2 on air pollution. This article plays an important role in the research of aerosol characteristics, air pollution monitoring and so on.