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).

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Period of report: December 2017

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

  • First draft of report on the Joint UCM with the H2020 EUSTACE Project
  • First draft of Validation Report V3.0 in review
  • Extensive intercomparison matchups and analysis for all GlobTemperature datasets and leading operational datasets
  • UoC responded to reviewers comments and resubmitted paper
  • NRT demonstration continues to operate in a routine manner
  • All software for the GlobTemperature Sentinel-3 is now working on the CTCP and automation is in progress