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/

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folder UCM#1 (Edinburgh, June 2012)

Date and location: Edinburgh, Scotland, 27-28 June 2012

Organiser: Simon Pinnock (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Land surface temperature (LST) is of key importance in earth system modelling and environmental monitoring.  It influences fluxes of energy and water between the land and atmosphere and is itself a valuable indicator of the changing state of the land surface.  Accurate knowledge of LST is essential in a range of disciplines, including numerical weather prediction and climate research, as well as for monitoring drought, wildfire risk and even threats to human health.

Satellites provide unique information unavailable from ground based temperature measurements.  But accurate retrieval from satellite data is non-trivial, requiring careful attention to correct for atmospheric and surface effects as well as complex sampling, and to be effectively employed, satellite products must meet users' stringent requirements on accuracy, consistency, timeliness, format and delivery.

GlobTemperature is a new ESA initiative focussed on improving the uptake of global-scale satellite land surface temperature by the broad research and operational user communities.  Conclusions and stated user requirements from this meeting will be used to define the scope and develop guidelines for a potential Data User Element (DUE) project "GlobTemperature" competitively funded by ESA  (see www.esa.int/due).  Activities under the GlobTemperature project could include:  user driven LST product development and processing, validation, intercomparison and quality assessment, in-situ - model - satellite data merging, construction of an LST information portal, etc.

Meeting Objectives:

The aim of this first GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting was to survey users' requirements, explore the feasibility of meeting them with available satellite data and techniques, and set a list of priority requirements to be addressed by a future GlobTemperature project.

ESA invited contributions from experts in satellite land surface temperature retrieval and modelling, and from users of land surface temperature information. 

folder UCM#2 (Karlsruhe, 25-26 June 2014)

Date and location: Karlsruhe, Germany, 25-26 June 2014

Organisers: John Remedios and Darren Ghent (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Registration is now open for the 2nd GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting which will take place in Karlsruhe, Germany from 14:00 local time on 25th to 26th June 2014 and will be hosted by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The meeting is open to all who are interested in attending, and there will be no registration fee. Please register at the Meeting webpage: http://www.fortbildung.kit.edu/357.php

Meeting Objectives:

The aim of this 2nd consultation meeting is to provide a forum for the satellite Land, Ice and Lake Surface Temperature (LST / IST / LSWT) communities to share experiences and review developments in satellite retrievals and data sets. The intention is for users to be able to identify requirements for new data sets, to develop collaborations with the data providers and to identify the key uses of satellite surface temperature data.

The meeting will specifically foster the international development of strategies to support the satellite land surface temperature data providers and user communities for the long term. It will consolidate current User Requirements, explore validation approaches, communicate the broadening range of land surface temperature applications, and will conclude with an open meeting of the International LST Working Group which is being initiated through GlobTemperature and other projects.

There will be opportunities at the meeting to deliver oral/poster presentations for which participants can submit abstracts as part of the registration process.  The deadline for abstract submission is 14th April 2014.

A limited amount of travel support is available and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis subject to the approval of ESA. Please contact the GlobTemperature Project Scientist – Darren Ghent (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) – to put forward any request for travel support.

Final Programme (available here)

The 3rd EarthTemp Network Workshop on Delivering And Exploiting Surface Temperature Observations For Africa will take place at the same venue and runs from Monday 23rd to lunchtime on Wednesday 25th June. Information on the registration for the EarthTemp Network Workshop can be found at http://www.earthtemp.net/.

Venue
The conference site is Das Fortbildungszentrum für Technik und Umwelt(FTU, The Center for Advanced Technological and Environmental Training)located at Campus Nord of the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT).

folder UCM#4 (Lisbon, 7-8 June 2016)

Date and location: Science Museum, "Pavillion of Knowledge" or "Pavilhao do Conhecimento", Lisbon, Portugal, 07-08 June 2016

Organisers: John Remedios, Darren Ghent, Isabel Trigo and Simon Pinnock.

 

All presentations given during UCM4 are available:

 

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Registration is now open for the 4rd GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting which will take place over 1.5 days in Lisbon, Portugal and will be hosted by the Instituto Portugues do Mar e Atmosfera (IPMA). The meeting is open to all who are interested in attending, and there will be no registration fee. We would like to encourage you to start thinking about abstracts for oral and poster presentations as there will be plenty of opportunities at the meeting to showcase your research.

Meeting Objectives

Following successful previous meetings, the aim of this 4th consultation meeting is to provide a forum for the satellite Land, Ice and Lake Surface Temperature (LST / IST / LSWT) and Land Surface Air Temperature (LSAT) communities to share experiences and review developments in satellite retrievals and data sets.

The meeting will consolidate current User Requirements, assess the provision of LST, IST and LSWT products from the GlobTemperature Data Portal, and explore and communicate understanding on validation and uncertainties. By bringing the international land surface temperature and emissivity communities together the meeting aims to cultivate communication between users and data providers, providing a forum to develop strategies and collaborations to maximise the uses of satellite surface temperature data for the long term.

As with previous meetings, a limited amount of travel support is available. If you will require subsidy of travel and/or subsistence in order to participate, please feel free to contact Darren Ghent to apply for travel support, which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis subject to the approval of ESA.

A preliminary programme will be released in due course.

Other meetings

The meeting will be followed by the 4th General Meeting of the International LST and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE) on Wednesday 8th June 2016. This year the GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting will be also include a session hosted by the LSA SAF community.

UCM#4 will also be held in conjunction with the Elevation-dependent Warming (EDW) working group who are running a mini-workshop on Monday 6th June hosted by IPMA to start at 11:00. This workshop is supported by the GlobTemperature team and is open to anyone who wishes to attend. Please contact Nathan Forsythe (nathan.forsythe(at)newcastle.ac.uk) for further details.

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Website

Please go to the dedicated UCM#4 website.