alexa Long-Term Variations of Aerosols Concentration over Ten Populated Cities in Iran based on Satellite Data
ISSN: 2157-7587

Hydrology: Current Research
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Long-Term Variations of Aerosols Concentration over Ten Populated Cities in Iran based on Satellite Data

Foroozan Arkian*

Meteorology Department, Marine Science and Technology Faculty, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

*Corresponding Author:
Arkian F
Meteorology Department, Marine Science and Technology Faculty
North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University
Tehran, Iran
Tel: +989125805886
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: May 09, 2017; Accepted date: May 15, 2017; Published date: May 22, 2017

Citation: Arkian F (2017) Long-Term Variations of Aerosols Concentration over Ten Populated Cities in Iran based on Satellite Data. Hydrol Current Res 8: 274. doi: 10.4172/2157-7587.1000274

Copyright: ©2017 Arkian F. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



In this study, three different sensors of satellites including the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR), and Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) were used to study spatial and temporal variations of aerosols over ten populated cities in Iran. Also, the Hybrid Single Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) model was used for analyzing the origins of air masses and their trajectory in the area. An increasing trend in Aerosol concentration was observed in the most studied cities in Iran during 1979-2016. The cities in western part of Iran had the highest annual mean of aerosol concentration. The highest AOD value (0.76 ± 0.51) was recorded in May 2012 over Ahvaz, and lowest value (0.035 ± 0.27) was recorded in December 2013 over Tabriz. After Ahvaz, the highest AOD value was found over Tehran (annual mean: 0.11 ± 0.20). The results show that AOD increases with increasing industrial activities, but the increased frequency of aerosols due to land degradation and desertification is more powerful in Iran. The trajectories analysis by the HYSPLIT model showed that the air masses come from Egypt, Syria, and Lebanon, and passed over the Iraq and then reached to Iran during summer. Aerosol Radiative Forcing (ARF) has been analyzed for Zanjan (AERONET site) during 2010-2013. The ARF at surface and top of the atmosphere were found to be ranging from -79 wm-2 to -10 Wm-2 (average: -33.45 Wm-2) and -25 wm-2 to 6 wm-2 (average: -12.80 Wm-2), respectively.


Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version