Articles | Volume 37, issue 1
Regular paper
29 Jan 2019
Regular paper |  | 29 Jan 2019

Comparative analysis of MODIS, MISR, and AERONET climatology over the Middle East and North Africa

Ashraf Farahat


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (01 Oct 2018) by Marc Salzmann
AR by Ashraf Farahat on behalf of the Authors (05 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 Dec 2018) by Marc Salzmann
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Dec 2018) by Marc Salzmann
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (04 Jan 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (09 Jan 2019) by Marc Salzmann
Short summary
Data from two instruments (MODIS and MISR) on board the Terra satellite were compared with seven AERONET ground-based stations located in the Middle East and North Africa. The goal was to test which space-borne instrument can better represent ground data over different geographic locations. Comparing satellites’ retrievals with corresponding AERONET measurements shows that space-borne data retrieval accuracy can be affected by landscape and topology.