SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL CHANGES OF AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH AND ITS DRIVING FACTORS BASED ON MODIS IN JIANGSU PROVINCE
Keywords: AOD, MODIS, Temporal Change, Spatial Autocorrelation, Gravity Model, Driving Factor
Abstract. Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) is of great value for studying air mass and its changes. In this paper, we studied the spatial-temporal changes of AOD and its driving factors based on spatial autocorrelation model, gravity model and multiple regression analysis in Jiangsu Province from 2007 to 2016. The results showed that in terms of spatial distribution, the southern AOD value is higher, and the high-value aggregation areas are significant, while the northern AOD value is lower, but the low-value aggregation areas constantly change. The AOD gravity centers showed a clear point-like aggregation. In terms of temporal changes, the overall AOD in Jiangsu Province increased year by year in fluctuation. In terms of driving factors, the total amount of vehicles, precipitation and temperature are important factors for the growth of AOD.