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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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.