Pacific Ocean Dust Plumes – 20 Year AOD data
AVHRR Pathfinder Atmosphere products use a quasi-equal area grid (equivalent to the area of a 1-degree latitiude/longitude grid box - approx. 110km x 110km) for the computation of statistics and the storage of mapped data. Software is provided in the imaging tools to convert to a 1-degree equal angle grid for display purposes.
These datasets captured well Pacific Ocean Dust Plumes, but not limited them. The observation period of current data ( http://www-abc-asia.ucsd.edu/data_archive/AVHRR_PATHFINDER/ ) spanned about two decades from July 1981 through June 2001.
Li, F., and V. Ramanathan , “ Winter to Summer Monsoon Variation of Aerosol Optical Depth Over the Tropical Indian Ocean ”, J. Geophys. Res., 107(D16), 4284, doi:10.1029/2001JD000949, AAC 2-1~ AAC 2-13, 2002.
Podgorny, I., F. Li, and V. Ramanathan, “Large Aerosol Radiative Forcing due to the 1997 Indonesian Forest Fires ”, Geophysical Research Letter, 30(1), 1028, doi:10.1029/2002GL015979, 2003
F. Li, I. Podgorny, and V. Ramanathan,“ Asian Dust from Vertical to Horizontal”, prepared to J. Geophys. Res., 2004.