The International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group is associated with projects carried out all around the world. These projects are briefly presented below.

DUE GlobTemperature

GLOBtemperature_logoThe aim of ESA’s GlobTemperature project is to overcome the barriers preventing wider uptake of global-scale satellite LST by the broad research and operational user communities

The GlobTemperature project will:

  • Develop a merged LST data set from thermal infrared (geostationary & polar orbiter) and passive microwave satellite data to provide best possible coverage, including information on the diurnal cycle and clear-sky bias
  • Develop a prototype LST climate data record from (A)ATSR
  • Perform an open intercomparison of methods to confront the user demand for better cloud clearing over land
  • Demonstrate the benefits of satellite LST through user case studies
  • Provide users with a single point of access to multi-mission satellite land, lake and ice surface temperature data sets in a harmonised format, including consistently generated uncertainty budgets, documentation, and quality information obtained through intensive intercomparison and validation
  • Engage with the user community, respond to feedback, and bring the user and developer communities together
  • Challenge the next generation of satellite LST products to better meet the requirements of the users.

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