Sun, XK; Li, CF; Liu, L; Yin, JY; Lei, YM; Zhao, JJ (2020). Dynamic Monitoring of Haze Pollution Using Satellite Remote Sensing. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, 20(20), 11802-11811.

The severe haze pollution episode from December 1 to 10, 2013 occurred in Shanghai area, and seriously threatened human health and transportation safety. As regional air pollution, it is practical significance to the rapid monitoring and comprehensive analysis for haze treatment. Based on the moderate resolution imaging spectro- radiometer (MODIS) and cloud-aerosol LiDAR with orthogonal polarization (CALIOP) data, via combing with meteorological features during the haze pollution period, the current study analyzed and explored the spatial distribution, aerosol vertical structure, source and migration path of haze pollution. The results showed that: (1) There are obvious aerosol layers over Shanghai area, aerosol optical depth (AOD) fluctuates frequently and has distinctive features such as complexity, regionality and seasonality. (2) The aerosol layer is mainly at the heights ranging from 0 to 2 km and composed mostly of spherical aerosol but there is also non-spherical aerosol. (3) The total backscattering intensity of aerosol is centralized at the heights ranging from 0 to 1 km, especially at the heights ranging from 0 to 0.5 km. (4) The haze pollution episode was affected by both specific meteorological factors and migration of the non-local particles in the surrounding areas and northern China.