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: 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