GLOBTEMPERATURE

an ESA DUE initiative

 

International LST and Emissivity Group

The International Land Surface Temperature and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE-WG) aims to provide advice and recommendations to the wider scientific and user communities on the best practices for retrieval, validation and exploitation of Land Surface Temperature (LST), Ice Surface Temperature (IST), Lake Surface Water Temperature (LSWT), and Land Surface Emissivity (LSE).

More information: http://ilste-wg.org/

Period of report: October 2017

The main activities in this reporting period can be summarised as follows

  • Arrangements proceeding well for the Joint UCM with the H2020 EUSTACE Project:
    • Registrations and abstracts received, evaluated, and confirmed with presenters
    • 57 registrations to date, expect to have ~50 of these attend
  • Finalisation of the validation and intercomparisons matchups for the reports
  • Paper on cloud detection uncertainties from CCRR outcomes near submission
  • Paper on the GlobTemperature ATSR dataset accepted for publication

 

Period of report: September 2017

The main activities in this reporting period can be summarised as follows

  • Arrangements proceeding well for the Joint UCM with the H2020 EUSTACE Project:
    • Registrations and abstracts received and being evaluated
    • 49 registrations to date
  • Extensive validation and intercomparisons with the large number of additional matchups
  • NRT demonstration
    • Operational
    • Quicklooks being generated
  • Paper on cloud detection uncertainties being written from CCRR outcomes

Period of report: July-August 2017

The main activities in this reporting period can be summarised as follows:

  • Arrangements proceeding well for the Joint UCM with the H2020 EUSTACE Project:
    • Registrations and abstracts received and being evaluated
  • Upload to FTP server of additional 2016 data for GlobTemperature-MODIS (Terra + Aqua)
  • Development and processing of improved ATSR-2 and AATSR products (V2.1)
  • Satellite extractions and matchups for new LEO products, operational products, and additional 2016 data
  • UCS#1 paper has now been accepted for publication
  • NRT demonstration
    • GEO, LEO and GEO+LEO NRT products ready and first products uploaded to FTP Server for subsequent dissemination

Period of report: June 2017

The main activities in this reporting period can be summarised as follows:

  • Joint UCM with the H2020 EUSTACE Project in November 2017 at Lisbon:
    • Second announcement circulated to user community
    • Registration site now open
  • Validation of datasets
    • Further analysis of the in situ validation results over the SURFRAD and KIT stations
    • Starting to produce extractions for Phase-3 datasets at all Validation Stations
    • Starting to produce satellite vs. satellite matchups for Phase-3 datasets
  • Cloud Clearing Round Robin
    • Report completed and undergoing internal review
    • Work begun on material for the paper associated with CCRR data
  • Tests done prior to the Merged Product NRT demonstration

Period of report: May 2017

The main activities in this reporting period can be summarised as follows:

  • First announcement of joint GlobTemperature-EUSTACE Workshop circulated to user community
  • Paper submitted to JGR on GlobTemperature ATSR product
  • Cloud mask developments for GlobTemperature Metop-A and Metop-B AVHRR
  • First validation of the LST uncertainties over several in situ sites
  • UCS#4 paper is now almost ready for submission
  • Development of Merged Product NRT processing chain at ACRI, IPMA and UoL
  • Setup of VM at S3MPC for dedicated GlobTemperature S3 production