Particulate Matter Concentration Estimation from Satellite Aerosol and Meteorological Parameters: Data-Driven Approaches

  • Thi Nhat Thanh NguyenEmail author
  • Viet Cuong Ta
  • Thanh Ha Le
  • Simone Mantovani
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 244)


Estimation of Particulate Matter concentration (PM1, PM2.5 and PM10) from aerosol product derived from satellite images and meteorological parameters brings a great advantage in air pollution monitoring since observation range is no longer limited around ground stations and estimation accuracy will be increased significantly. In this article, we investigate the application of Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) and Support Vector Regression (SVR) to make empirical data models for PM1/2.5/10 estimation from satellite- and ground-based data. Experiments, which are carried out on data recorded in two year over Hanoi - Vietnam, not only indicate a case study of regional modeling but also present comparison of performance between a widely used technique (MLR) and an advanced method (SVR).


Root Mean Square Error Multiple Linear Regression Support Vector Regression Meteorological Parameter Aerosol Optical Thickness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thi Nhat Thanh Nguyen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Viet Cuong Ta
    • 1
  • Thanh Ha Le
    • 1
  • Simone Mantovani
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Engineering and Technology, VNUHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.MEEO S.r.l.FerraraItaly
  3. 3.SISTEMA GmbHViennaAustria

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