PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2002, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (4): 327-332.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2002.04.005

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Discuss on Quantitative Method Study of Sand-dust Information Using MODIS Data

XIONG Li ya, LI Hai ping, ZHUANG Da fang   

  1. Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research,CAS, Beijing 100101 China
  • Received:2002-05-01 Revised:2002-06-01 Online:2002-07-24 Published:2002-07-24

Abstract: With the successful launching of the new generation satellite of EOS Terra, its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer(MODIS) data has more advantages in comprehensive research of land, ocean and atmosphere. Also it can be used in disaste mornitoring and assesment. This paper focus on the discussion of using MODIS data to study sand dust information quantitative retrieval method. The conclution is that MODIS data can be used to study the quantitative retrieval of sand dust information and the study scenario has certain feasibility. The study contains of selecting the characteristic spectrum bands of sand dust information; seperating sand dust information from the background and enhancing the weak information of floating dust ,raising dust etc. Theory basis of quantitative retrieval method are remote sensing quantitative method, atmosphere radiative transforming and visibility theories. Data pre processing is also necessary. Retrieving of sand dust aerosl optic thickness is more difficult and also the key problem to resolve. Case study is necessary and should be used to support the quantitative method. The study can provide the theory basis and techenic supportting for sand dust disaster forcasting, mornitoring and preventing.

Key words: Quantitative retrieval method, Sand dust information, Terra/MODIS

CLC Number: 

  • P425.55