The 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.
The DUE GlobTemperature Project is a three-year project – with strong commitment to continue supporting all aspects of the Website, the Data Portal and User Needs beyond this – which developed following the successful first GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting (UCM) in Edinburgh (27-28 June 2012), the second UCM in Karlsruhe on 25-26 June 2014, the third UCM in Reading, UK, on 11-12 June 2015 and the last one in Lisbonne, Portugal on 7-8 June 2016.