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).

Period of Report: December 2014

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

  • The data portal is now open and functional – announcement to the users’ community was made on the 12th of December. The first three datasets are now available: AATSR, SEVIRI and SSM/I
  • The Product User Guide (PUG) is now published on the website and available from the data portal as well
  • UCM#3 will be held at University of Reading from 11th June (full day) to 12th June (half day). This will be preceded by both the 4th EarthTemp Network Meeting and the 6th LSA SAF Workshop, and
    followed by the 3rd General Meeting of the ILSTE-WG
  • Joint NASA MEaSUREs – ILSTE-WG 2nd General Meeting was held on Wednesday 17th December between 18:00 and 20:00 in San Francisco in conjunction with AGU 2014
  • Invited presentation of GlobTemperature progress in EarthTemp Session given by D. Ghent at AGU 2014
  • Final developments for both the Prototype Merged LST Product and the Prototype Climate Data Record being made ready for delivery to the Data Portal in January