Improved Gridded Aerosol Data for India

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


Using point data from ground sites in and around India equipped with multiwavelength sunphotometers, as well as gridded data from space measurements or from existing aerosol climatologies, an improved gridded database providing the monthly aerosol optical depth at 550 nm (AOD550) and Angstrom exponent (AE) over India is produced. Data from 83 sunphotometer sites are used here as ground truth tocalibrate, optimally combine, and validate monthly gridded data during the period from 2000 to 2012.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages46
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5600-58762


  • aerosol optical depth
  • India


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