GLOBTEMPERATURE

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).

More information: http://ilste-wg.org/

Period of Report: May 2014

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

  • Preparation and management of Progress Meeting #1, held at ULeic on the 22nd of May
  • DEL-06 Technical Specification about to be submitted
  • Encouraging number of registrations for UCM #2; abstracts reviewed and programme finalised
  • First meeting of the International LST & E Working Group (ILSTE-WG) Steering Committee (6th June)
  • Feedback on harmonised format from consortium including key users – proposed format in Technical Specifications
  • First mock-up of the data portal presented during PM-1
  • GlobTemperature Benchmark Database (GT_BDB) under construction

 

Period of report: April 2014

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

  • Consolidation of technical requirements in progress
  • GlobTemperature presentations at EGU2014
  • Preparations for the UCM #2
  • Invitations sent out for membership of the International LST & E Working Group (ILSTE-WG)
  • First internal release of the Data Portal
  • Processing of AATSR data in the harmonised format that will be released soon on the data portal

Period of report: March 2014

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

  • Issue of the 1 st GlobTemperature Newsletter
  • Activation of the UK CEMS GlobTemperature 20 Tb Development Workspace
  • GlobTemperature harmonised format agreed at IPM-1 consistent with User Requirements
  • ULeic AATSR dataset (UOL_LST_2P) now operational on CEDA archive
  • ULeic ATSR-2 dataset processed on UK CEMS with validation under way
  • First SURFRAD validation data now available to GlobTemperature as ASCII files  

Period of report: February 2014

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

  • IPM-1 took place on 26 th February 2014
  • Analysis and documentation of results from the 80 respondents of the user requirements online survey into version 0 of the Requirements Baseline Document;
  • Opening of the 2 nd User Consultation Meeting registration site;
  • Opening of the GlobTemperature Website, with users logins for project staff;
  • First draft of proposed netCDF harmonised format for satellite datasets and matchup database;
  • Preparation of first GlobTemperature Newsletter. 

Period of report: January 2014

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

  • User requirements online survey has been open to the LST community for three weeks over which 74 responses have been received, which are in the process of being analysed;
  • Identification of LST Working Group members: Steering Committee and General LST-WG;
  • Development of the GlobTemperature Website, with transfer of domain name in progress;
  • Compilation of list of suitable sources of ground-based validation data, with in-situ LST obtained from NOAA/SURFRAD stations;
  • Full mission AATSR data processed in harmonised format.