Variation characteristic of regional Atmospheric Aerosol Properties from MODIS and its possible influence in rainfall

  • Jyotirmayee Satapathy
  • Hari Sanker
  • Bharath Chandran


Satellite derived atmospheric aerosol properties have proved to be an efficient way in monitoring aerosol distribution over a period as well as over a region continuously. Moderate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) derived, various aerosol properties over three geographically and socio-economically different regions in Kerala, India are considered over 2 years to study the aerosol distribution. Two consecutive years of rainfall data are considered over those places from Global precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission to understand the possible impact of these aerosol properties in influencing rainfall subsequently. Results promise for extensive research in understanding the characteristics of different aerosol properties and its influence in rainfall.

Keywords: Aerosol, MODIS, GPM, rainfall


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Satapathy, J., Sanker, H., & Chandran, B. (2018). Variation characteristic of regional Atmospheric Aerosol Properties from MODIS and its possible influence in rainfall. Asian Journal For Convergence In Technology (AJCT) ISSN -2350-1146, 4(II). Retrieved from