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: 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