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: April 2017

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

  • Processing begun for all years of GlobTemperature Metop-AVHRR between 2007 and 2016
  • First validation of the LST uncertainties over several in situ sites
  • UCS#3 report has been reviewed and is now awaiting approval as a deliverable
  • UCS#5 paper in revision according to the reviewers comments and plans to resubmit shortly
  • Merged Product: calibration of the new angular correction method
  • CCRR report is in production