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Battelle Memorial Institute, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2013. Global Annual Average PM2.5 Grids from MODIS and MISR Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD). Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4H41PB4. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
de Sherbinin, A., M. Levy, E. Zell, S. Weber, and M. Jaiteh. 2014. Using Satellite Data to Develop Environmental Indicators. Environmental Research Letters 9 (8): 084013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/9/8/084013.
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Each file contains integer values for a global, 0.5° x 0.5° grid of estimated PM2.5 concentrations (Please note: In order to avoid values to the right of the decimal place, all PM2.5 concentrations in micrograms per cubic meter are multiplied by 1,000).
Notice: The data available on this page are not those described in the article by Aaron van Donkelaar, Randall V. Martin, Michael Brauer and Brian L. Boys entitled "Use of Satellite Observations for Long-Term Exposure Assessment of Global Concentrations of Fine Particulate Matter" (2015), published in Environmental Health Perspectives. DOI:10.1289/ehp.1408646.
The new van Donkelaar et al. PM2.5 data set provides higher accuracy; longer temporal range; higher resolution (0.1 x 0.1 degrees); and time varying AOD to PM2.5 relationships necessary for appropriate representation of trends. Those data can be accessed from SEDAC's Global Annual PM2.5 Grids from MODIS, MISR and SeaWiFS Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), v1 (1998 – 2012) page.