SPATIOTEMPORAL RECOVERY OF HIMAWARI-8 HOURLY AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH PRODUCTS VIA THE NESTED BAYESIAN MAXIMUM ENTROPY METHOD
Keywords: AOD, Himawari-8, NBME, hourly sequence
Abstract. Satellite-derived aerosol optical depth (AOD) is an indispensable parameter when conducting studies related to atmospheric environment, climate change, and biogeochemical cycle. However, current satellite-derived AOD products are limited in related applications due to the large proportion of missing data, and the existed methods mainly concentrate on recovering AOD from polar-orbit satellite sensors. In order to solve these issues and take full use of the preponderance of geostationary satellite sensors in high frequency observation, we propose a spatiotemporal AOD recovery framework integrating multi-time scale AOD products based on the nested Bayesian maximum entropy methodology (NBME), aimed to obtain satellite-derived AOD datasets with low data missing and high accuracy. The experiment results show that the spatial coverage of AOD datasets increases from 20.5% to 70.0%, and the R2 and RMSE of the recovered AOD against ground-based AERONET AOD are approximately 0.62 and 0.19, respectively. Moreover, the further simulated experiments indicate that the proposed method also performs better relatively when comparing with other popular recovery methods. Therefore, the proposed NBME recovery method can obtain a more convincing product both in applicable accuracy and visual quality.