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: September 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
    • 49 registrations to date
  • Extensive validation and intercomparisons with the large number of additional matchups
  • NRT demonstration
    • Operational
    • Quicklooks being generated
  • Paper on cloud detection uncertainties being written from CCRR outcomes