DOI: 10.1029/2004jd005439
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Abstract: [1] Aerosol optical depth was retrieved from a time series of NOAA-16 AVHRR data from May 2001 through December 2002 for Central Europe (40.5°N-50.0°N, 0°E-17°E). In contrast to classical methods, no a priori knowledge of the surface reflectance is necessary, but instead the surface reflectance is estimated from a time series including the previous 44 days. Additionally, the area where aerosol optical depth can be retrieved is no longer limited to certain land cover types. Only bright surface targets are excl…

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