Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres

Correction to “Quantitative evaluation and intercomparison of morning and afternoon Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aerosol measurements from Terra and Aqua”

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This article corrects:

  1. Quantitative evaluation and intercomparison of morning and afternoon Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aerosol measurements from Terra and Aqua Volume 110, Issue D10, Article first published online: 10 February 2005

[1] In the paper “Quantitative evaluation and intercomparison of morning and afternoon Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aerosol measurements from Terra and Aqua” by C. Ichoku et al. (110, D10S03, doi:10.1029/2004JD004987, 2005), there were errors in the footnotes of Tables 2a and 2b. The corrected tables appear below.

Table 2a. Over-Land AERONET Sites Where MODIS Shows Less Than 50% Rate of Falling Within Error Bounds and Probable Causesa
Namen DataPass, %Probable Cause(s) of Elevated Uncertainty
  • a

    A question mark (?) in the probable cause column indicates “not known.” There were a total of 175 land AERONET sites involved in this study.

  • b

    Data completely excluded from MODIS validation analysis because of known site-specific problems not related to MODIS retrieval.

Arica90urban site, bordering on the Atacama desert, extremely arid
Bac_Lieu80swampy river delta (0% pass over ocean)
Barrow1613snow and melting snow problem
Beijing6939urban surface variability; mixed aerosol types
Bratts_Lake7416prairie; glacial terrain; dotted by pothole lakes
Brookhaven4335on New York Long Island: some water, and sandy beaches
Carpentras12646located in the foothills of mountains
CCNY6032New York City urban surface variability
CEILAP-BA9436Buenos Aires urban surface variability, nearness to wide river delta
Chen-Kung_Univ738uncertainty in data sampling, urban with adjacent mountains
Chulalongkorn731Bangkok, Thailand, urban surface variability; instrument on high rise building
Churchill130tundra vegetation, snow, ice
Coconut_Island2429island site with mountains nearby, cloudy
Coleambally4048arid area of Australia
Corcoran8338site in the irrigated central valley of California, with nearby lakes
COVEb5720offshore platform, only limited land strip: swampy or sandy
CRYSTAL_FACEb10coastal Florida with swamps and sandy beaches
Dhabib10very arid coastal site
Dunkerque3037coastal site and urban surface variability
El_Arenosillo21125sandy soil with pine trees, nearby marshes
ETNA922AERONET instrument on slope of high mountain, not total column aerosol
Etosha_Pan1037extremely arid and bright salt pan
Evora5616?
FORTH_CRETE13420semiarid
Fresno11747located in a region with irrigated agricultural valleys and mountains
GISS6839New York City urban surface variability
Gotland12044snow and melting snow problem, coastal
Guadeloup1116suspected AERONET instrument problem (some time periods)
Halifax7934snow and melting snow problem; coastal harbor, with possible floating ice
Helgolandb531North Sea offshore platform, nearby land is small and rocky island; ice, snow, melting snow
Ilorinb3533known AERONET instrument problem (25 Apr. to 30 Aug. 2003)
ISDGM_CNR12921Venice urban surface variability, water canals
Kejimkujikb1126AERONET instrument problem, clouds
La_Jolla6935urban and sandy beach
Lake_Argyle773semiarid, station near lake
Lanai6930island surrounded by ocean, limited land surface, which is semiarid
Longyearbyen2033very high latitude; Ice, sea ice, snow, and melting snow problem
Maricopa1446site in irrigated fields adjacent to arid bright surfaces
Mauna_Loab13643high altitude (∼3.4 km), not total column aerosol
MISR-JPL1023urban surface variability and mountainous altitude variability
Nes_Ziona12418semiarid
Oyster60swampy land and sandy beach (100% pass over ocean)
Palencia4131?
Pic_du_midi2147high-altitude station, not total column aerosol
Railroad_Valley13531arid, dry lake bed
Rimrock11144prairie, canyon, agricultural, semi-arid area
Rogers_Dry_Lake10624arid, dry lake bed
Saturn_Island9048land surrounded by water
Sevilleta16035arid
Sheltonb20site near the multichannel Platte River in Nebraska
Sua_Pan627arid, dry lake bed; bright salt pan
TABLE_MOUNTAIN_CA312AERONET instrument on mountain (2.2 km altitude) near Mojave desert; not total column aerosol
THALA6635AERONET instrument at 1.1 km altitude in a mountainous arid region; not total column aerosol
Toulon4528urban surface variability; marshy water-logged surroundings, with neighboring hills
Toulouse14239urban surface variability
Tucson180arid and urban surface variability
Veniceb18716offshore platform; only limited land strip with Venice urban surface variability and canal
Wallops11935marshes, sandy beaches
White_Sands1814dry lake bed, gypsum flakes bright surface
Yulin4148urban surface variability; also semiarid, bordering the Mu Us desert
Table 2b. Over-Ocean AERONET Sites Where MODIS Shows Less Than 50% Rate of Falling Within Error Bounds and Probable Causesa
Namen DataPass, %Probable Cause(s) of Elevated Uncertainty
  • a

    A question mark (?) in the probable cause column indicates “not known.” There were a total of 56 ocean AERONET sites involved in this study.

  • b

    Data completely excluded from MODIS validation analysis because of known site-specific problems not related to MODIS retrieval.

Anmyon1141possible water sediment in the Yellow Sea
Arica4637cloudy in the morning
Bac_Lieub20swampy river delta ± also 0% pass over land); ∼10 km from ocean
BORDEAUX641busy sea port
Bragansab20known AERONET instrument problem
CEILAP-BAb107near Buenos Aires; close to mouth of a wide river turning to estuary with sediments; far from ocean
Che-Ju1722very mixed aerosol type (dust, pollution, sea salt)
Chen-Kung_Univ30uncertain data sampling
Dakar4045dust nonsphericity problem
ETNA340high-altitude station, not total column aerosol
Dhabi540water is not open ocean; UAE Persian Gulf; complex coastline, possible land masking inaccuracy
Guadeloup1733suspected AERONET instrument problem (some time periods)
IMS-METU-ERDEMLI6549complex coastline, possible land masking inaccuracy
Mauna_Loab326high altitude (∼3.4 km), not total column aerosol
Mont_Joli1040water is not open ocean, just St Lawrence River; possible land masking inaccuracy
NCU_Taiwan729uncertain data sampling
Norfolk_State_Univ838complex coastline, possible land masking inaccuracy
Oostende3443busy sea port
Rome_Tor_Vergata1040AERONET instrument far from ocean
Shirahama3447complex coastline, possible land masking inaccuracy
Taipei_CWB30uncertain data sampling
UCLAb10AERONET instrument far from ocean