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: February 015

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

  • GlobTemperature AATSR L3 datafiles have now been uploaded to the Data Portal
  • GlobTemperature ATSR-2 L2 datafiles have finished processing and are being uploaded to the internal FTP server ready for transfer to the Data Portal
  • Produced first in-situ LST data files for KIT's Kalahari stations in the harmonised GlobTemperature format.
  • Data provision from GlobTemperature is now in line with the UCS requirements.
  • Remaining deliverables due during phase 1 submitted to ESA
    • All approved deliverables now published on the website
  • Date of PM3 set as the 21st of May – the meeting will be hosted by ESTELLUS in Paris