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Liu, H., L. A. Remer, J. Huang, H-C. Huang, S. Kondragunta, I. Laszlo, M. Oo, J. M. Jackson, 2014: Preliminary Evaluation of Suomi-NPP VIIRS Aerosol Optical Thickness, J. Geophys. Res. , 119(7), 3942-3962, doi:10.1002/2013jd020360.


Jackson, J., H. Liu, I. Laszlo, S. Kondragunta, L. A. Remer, J. Huang, H-C. Huang, 2013: Suomi-NPP VIIRS Aerosol Algorithms and Data Products, J. Geophys. Res. doi: 10.1002/2013JD020449

Cho, Hyoun-Myoung, Shaima L. Nasiri, Ping Yang, Istvan Laszlo, Xuepeng "Tom" Zhao, 2013: Detection of Optically Thin Mineral Dust Aerosol Layers over the Ocean Using MODIS. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 30, 896-916.doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00079.1

Zhang, H., Hoff, R. M., Kondragunta, S., Laszlo, I., Lyapustin, A., 2013: Aerosol optical depth (AOD) retrieval using simultaneous GOES-East and GOES-West reflected radiances over the western United States, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Volume: 6 Issue: 2 Pages: 471-486, DOI: 10.5194/amt-6-471-2013


Lyapustin, Alexei I.; Wang, Yujie; Laszlo, Istvan; Hilker, Thomas; Hall, Forrest G.; Sellers, Piers J.; Tucker, Compton J.; Korkin, Sergey V., 2012: Multi-angle implementation of atmospheric correction for MODIS (MAIAC): 3. Atmospheric correction, Remote Sensing of Environment, Volume: 127, Pages: 385-393, DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.09.002

Lyapustin, A.; Korkin, S.; Wang, Y.; Quayle, B.; Laszlo, I., 2012: Discrimination of biomass burning smoke and clouds in MAIAC algorithm, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Volume: 12, Issue: 20, Pages: 9679-9686, DOI: 10.5194/acp-12-9679-2012

Lyapustin, A.; Wang, Y.; Laszlo, I.; Korkin, S., 2012: Improved cloud and snow screening in MAIAC aerosol retrievals using spectral and spatial analysis, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Volume: 5, Issue: 4, Pages: 843-850, DOI: 10.5194/amt-5-843-2012


Lyapustin, A; Martonchik, J; Wang, YJ; et al., Multiangle implementation of atmospheric correction (MAIAC): 1. Radiative transfer basis and look-up tables, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 116, FEB 11 2011, DOI: 10.1029/2010JD014985

Lyapustin, A; Wang, Y; Laszlo, I; et al., Multiangle implementation of atmospheric correction (MAIAC): 2. Aerosol algorithm, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 116, FEB 11 2011, DOI: 10.1029/2010JD014986

Lyapustin, A.; Smirnov, A.; Holben, B.; et al., Reduction of aerosol absorption in Beijing since 2007 from MODIS and AERONET, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, MAY 20 2011, DOI: 10.1029/2011GL047306

Zhao, TXP; Loeb, NG; Laszlo, I; et al., Global component aerosol direct radiative effect at the top of atmosphere, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume: 32 Issue: 3 Pages: 633-655 Published: 2011, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2010.517790


Yang, P; Feng, QA; Hong, G; et al., Modeling of the scattering and radiative properties of nonspherical dust-like aerosols (vol 38, pg 995, 2007), Journal of Aerosol Science, 41, 11, 1052-1053, NOV 2010, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2010.07.006

Meng, Z., P. Yang, G.W. Kattawar, L. Bi, K.N. Liou, I. Laszlo, (2010), Single-scattering properties of tri-axial ellipsoidal mineral dust aerosols: A database for application to radiative transfer calculations, J. of Aerosol Sci., 41, 501-512.


Feng, Q., P. Yang, G. W. Kattawar, N. C. Hsu, S.-C. Tsay, and I. Laszlo, 2009: Effects of particle nonsphericity and radiation polarization on retrieving dust properties from satellite observations, J. of Aerosol Sci., 40, 776-789.

Li, Z., Zhao, X., Kahn, R., Mishchenko, M., Remer, L., Lee, K. -H., Wang, M., Laszlo, I., Nakajima, T., Maring, H. (2009), Uncertainties in satellite remote sensing of aerosols and impact on monitoring its long- term trend: a review and perspective, Annales Geophysicae, 27, 7, 2755-2770.


De Paepe, B., A. Ignatov, S. Dewitte, and A. Ipe (2008), Aerosol retrieval over ocean from SEVIRI for the use in GERB Earth's radiation budget analyses, Remote Sensing of Environment, 112, 5, 2455- 2468.

Laszlo, I., H. Liu, and A. Ignatov (2008), Comparison of single- channel and multichannel aerosol optical depths derived from MAPSS data, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D19S90, doi:10.1029/2007JD009664.

Laszlo I., P. Ciren, H. Liu, S. Kondragunta, J. D. Tarpley and M. D. Goldberg (2008), Remote sensing of aerosol and radiation from geostationary satellites, Adv. Space Res., 41, 11, 1882-1893, doi: 10.1016/j.asr.2007.06.047

Liu, H., R. T. Pinker, M. Chin, B. Holben, and L. Remer (2008), Synthesis of information on aerosol optical properties, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D07206, doi:10.1029/2007JD008735

Zhao X.P, I. Laszlo, W. Guo, A. Heidinger, C. Cao, A. Jelenak, D. Tarpley, and J. Sullivan (2008), Study of long-term trend in aerosol optical thickness observed from operational AVHRR satellite instrument, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D07201, doi:10.1029/2007JD009061.

Zhao, Tom X.-P., H. Yu, I. Laszlo, M. Chin, and W. C. Conant (2008), Derivation of Component Aerosol Direct Radiative Forcing at the Top of Atmosphere for Clear-sky Oceans, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 109, 1162-1186, DOI: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2007.10.006.


Prados, Ana I., Kondragunta, S., Ciren, P., Knapp K.R. (2007), GOES Aerosol/Smoke product (GASP) over North America: Comparisons to AERONET and MODIS observations, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D15.

Yang P., Feng Q., Hong G., Kattawar G.W., Wiscombe W.J., Mishchenko M.I., Dubovik O., Laszlo I., Sokolik I.N. (2007), Modeling of the scattering and radiative properties of nonspherical dust-like aerosols, Aerosol Science, 38 (10), 995-1014.


Brindley, H.E., A. Ignatov (2006), Retrieval of mineral aerosol optical depth and size information from Meteosat Second Generation SEVIRI solar reflectance bands, Remote Sensing of Environment, 102, 3-4, 344-363.

Ignatov, A., P. Minnis, W.F. Miller, B.A. Wielicki, L. Remer (2006), Consistency of global MODIS aerosol optical depths over ocean on Terra and Aqua CERES SSF data sets, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D14.

Lawless, R., Y. Xie, P. Yang, G. W. Kattawar, and I. Laszlo (2006), Polarization and effective Mueller matrix for multiple scattering of light by nonspherical ice crystals, Optics Express, Vol. 14, No. 14. June 2006.


Halthore, R.N., D. Crisp, S. E. Schwartz, G. P. Anderson, A. Berk, B. Bonnel, O. Boucher, F.-L. Chang, M.-D. Chou, E. E. Clothiaux, P. Dubuisson, B. Fomin, Y. Fouquart, S. Freidenreich, C. Gautier, S. Kato, I. Laszlo, Z. Li, J. H. Mather, A. Plana-Fattori, V. Ramaswamy, P. Ricchiazzi, Y. Shiren, A. Trishchenko, and W. Wiscombe (2005), Intercomparison of shortwave radiative transfer codes and measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D11206, doi: 10.1029/2004JD005293.

Ignatov, A., P. Minnis, N. Loeb, B. Wielicki, W. Miller, S. Sun-Mack, D. Tanre, L. Remer, I. Laszlo, E. Geier (2005), Two MODIS aerosol products over ocean on the Terra and Aqua CERES SSF datasets, J. Atmos. Sci., 62 (4), 1008-1031.
Knapp, K.R., Frouin, R., Kondragunta, S., Prados, A., (2005), Toward aerosol optical depth retrievals over land from GOES visible radiances: determining surface reflectance, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 26, 18, 4097-4116.

Liu, H., R. T. Pinker, and B. N. Holben (2005), A global view of aerosols from merged transport models, satellite, and ground observations, J. Geophys. Res., 110, D10S15, doi:10.1029/2004JD004695

Zhao, X.-P., I. Laszlo, P. Minnis, L. Remer (2005), Comparison and analysis of two aerosol retrievals over the ocean in the Terra/Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System - Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer single scanner footprint data: 1. Global evaluation, J. Geophys. Res., 110 (D21), D21208, doi: 10.1029/2005JD005851.

Zhao, X.-P., I. Laszlo, P. Minnis, L. Remer (2005), Comparison and analysis of two aerosol retrievals over the ocean in the Terra/Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System - Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer single scanner footprint data: 2. Regional evaluation, J. Geophys. Res., 110 (D21), D21209, doi: 10.1029/2005JD005852


Ignatov A., I. Laszlo, E. Harrod, K. Kidwell, and G. Goodrum (2004), Equator crossing times for NOAA, ERS and EOS sun-synchronous satellites, Int. J. Remote Sensing, 25, NO. 23, 5255-5266. DOI: 10.1080/01431160410001712981.

Ignatov A., J. Sapper, S. Cox, I. Laszlo, N. R. Nalli, K. B. Kidwell (2004), Operational aerosol observations (AEROBS) from AVHRR/3 on board NOAA-KLM satellites, J. Oceanic and Atmos. Tech., 21 (1): 3-26 Jan 2004.

Myhre, G., F.Stordal, M.Johnsrud, A.Ignatov, M.Mishchenko, I.Geogdzhaeyev, D.Tanre, P.Goloub, T.Nakajima, A.Higurashi, O.Torres, B.Holben, 2004: Intercomparison of satellite retrieved aerosol optical depth over ocean. J.Atm.Sci., 61, , 499-513.

Zhao, X.P., Dubovik, O., Smirnov, A., Holben, B.N., Sapper, J., Pietras, C., Voss, K.J., Frouin, R., (2004), Regional evaluation of an advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) two-channel aerosol retrieval algorithm, J. Geophys. Res., 109, D2, D02204.


Ignatov A. (2003), Spurious Signals in the TRMM/VIRS Reflectance Channels and their Effect on Aerosol Retrievals. J.Atm.Ocean.Tech., 20, 8, 1120-1137.

Jacobowitz, H., Stowe, L.L., Ohring, G., Heidinger, A., Knapp, K.R., Nalli, N.R. (2003), The advanced very high resolution radiometer Pathfinder Atmosphere (PATMOS) climate dataset - A resource for climate research, Bulletin of the American Meteor. Soc., 84, 6, 785- 793.

Zhao, T. X.-P., I. Laszlo, O. Dubovik, B. N. Holben, J. Sapper, D. Tanre, C. Pietras (2003), A study of the effect of non-spherical dust particles on the AVHRR aerosol optical thickness retrievals, Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (6): Art. No. 1317 MAR 26 2003.

Zhao, T. X.-P., I. Laszlo, B. N. Holben, C. Pietras, and K. J. Voss (2003), Validation of two-channel VIRS retrievals of aerosol optical thickness over ocean and quantitative evaluation of the impact from potential cloud contamination and surface wind effect, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D3), 4106, doi:10.1029/2002JD002346, 2003.


Ignatov A. (2002), Sensitivity and Information Content of Aerosol Retrievals from AVHRR: Radiometric Factors. Appl.Opt., 41, 6, 991-1011.

Ignatov A., N.Nalli (2002), Aerosol Retrievals from Multi-Year Multi- Satellite AVHRR Pathfinder Atmosphere (PATMOS) Dataset for Correcting Remotely Sensed Sea Surface Temperatures. J.Atm.Ocean.Tech., 19, 12, 1986-2008.

Ignatov A., L.Stowe, (2002), Aerosol Retrievals from Individual AVHRR Channels: I. Retrieval Algorithm and Transition from Dave to 6S Radiative Transfer Model. J.Atm.Sci., 59, 3(1), 313-334.

Ignatov A., L.Stowe, (2002), Aerosol Retrievals from Individual AVHRR Channels: II. Quality Control, Probability Distribution Functions, Information Content, and Consistency Checks of Retrievals. J.Atm.Sci., 59, 3(1), 335-362.

Knapp, K.R., (2002), Quantification of aerosol signal in GOES 8 visible imagery over the United States, J. Geophys. Res., 107, D20.

Knapp, K.R., Stowe, L.L. (2002), Evaluating the potential for retrieving aerosol optical depth over land from AVHRR pathfinder atmosphere data, J. Atmos. Sci., 59, 3, 279-293 .

Knapp, K.R., Vonder Haar, T.H., Kaufman, Y.J. (2002), Aerosol optical depth retrieval from GOES-8: Uncertainty study and retrieval validation over South America, J. Geophys. Res., 107, D7-8.

Stowe, L.L., Jacobowitz, H., Ohring, G., Knapp, K.R., Nalli, N.R. (2002), The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Pathfinder Atmosphere (PATMOS) climate dataset: Initial analyses and evaluations, J. Climate, 11, 1243-1260.


Ignatov A., L.Stowe, (2000), Physical basis, premises, and self- consistency checks of aerosol retrievals from TRMM/VIRS. J. Appl. Meteorol, 39, 12, 2,259-2,277.

O'Neill N., A.Ignatov, B.Holben, T.Eck, 2000: The log-normal distribution as a reference for reporting aerosol optical depth statistics; empirical tests using multi-year, multi-site AERONET sun- photometer data, Geophys.Res.Lett., 27, 20, 3,333-3,336.


Boucher, O., S. E. Schwartz, T. P. Ackerman, T. L. Anderson, B. Bergstrom, B. Bonnel, P. Chýlek, A. Dahlback, Y. Fouquart, Q. Fu, R. N. Halthore, J. M. Haywood, T. Iversen, S. Kato, S. Kinne, A. Kirkevåg, K. R. Knapp, A. Lacis, I. Laszlo, M. I. Mishchenko, S. Nemesure, V. Ramaswamy, D. L. Roberts, P. Russell, M. E. Schlesinger, G. L. Stephens, R. Wagener, M. Wang, J. Wong, and F. Yang (1998), Intercomparison of models representing direct shortwave radiative forcing by sulfate aerosols, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 16, 979-16,998.

Ignatov A., L. Stowe, R. Singh, (1998), Sensitivity study of the Angstrom exponent derived from AVHRR over the oceans. Adv. Space Res., 21(3), 439-442.


Ignatov A., (1997), Estimation of the aerosol phase function in backscatter from simultaneous satellite and sun photometer measurements. J. Appl. Meteorol., 36, 6, 688-694.

Stowe L., A.Ignatov, R.Singh, (1997), Development, validation and potential enhancements to the second generation operational aerosol product at NOAA/NESDIS. J. Geophys. Res., 102, D14, 16,923- 16,934.


Ignatov, A., L. Stowe, S. Sakerin, G. Korotaev, (1995), Validation of the NOAA/NESDIS satellite aerosol product over the North Atlantic in 1989, J. Geophys. Res., 100, D3, 5,123-5,132.

Ignatov A., L.Stowe, R.Singh, S.Sakerin, D.Kabanov, I. Dergileva, (1995), Validation of NOAA/AVHRR aerosol retrievals using sun-photometer measurements from RV Akademik Vernadsky in 1991, Adv. Space Res., 16(10), (10)95-(10)98.


Korotaev, G., S. Sakerin, A. Ignatov, L. Stowe, P. McClain, (1993), Sun-Photometer Observations of Aerosol Optical Thickness over North Atlantic from a soviet Research Vessel for validation of satellite measurements. J. Atm. Ocean. Tech., 10, 5, 725-735.