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GlobTemperature

Strengthening user uptake of satellite measurements of land surface temperature

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 for example: climate research and monitoring, numerical weather prediction (NWP), land surface model development, land cover change, crop yield forecasting, drought and wildfire early warning, and the study of urban heat islands and volcanology.

GlobTemperature
Strengthening user uptake of satellite measurements of land surface temperature
DUE (Data User Element)
Land
€1,500k
Service Demonstration
In progress
SUOMI/NPP VIIRS
MSG : SEVIRI
MetOp : IASI
ERS-2 : ATSR-2
ERS-1 : ATSR-1
EOS-Terra : ASTER
EOS-Aqua : MODIS
ENVISAT : AATSR
AMSR/E
Sentinel-3 SLSTR
MetOp AVHRR
NOAA : SSM/I
http://www.globtemperature.info

The aim of ESA's GlobTemperature project is to overcome the barriers preventing wider uptake of global-scale satellite LST by the broad research and operational user communities.  GlobTemperature aims to strengthen the uptake of global satellite land surface temperature (LST) information in user community applications by performing the following activities:

  • Facilitating user access to a range of satellite based LST products, from well established data sets to new prototypes, at various processing levels (Level-2, Level-3, Level-4), in harmonised formats, from a common portal, together with user-guides and quality information that meet common standards of documentation.
  • Developing and delivering LST products which better meet users needs, addressing for example, needs for long time series with high stability for climate use, information on the diurnal cycle, and validated product uncertainties.
  • Providing users with quality assessments by uniformly validating and intercomparing satellite LST products from multiple satellite missions.
  • Demonstrating the benefits of satellite LST by performing user case studies across a wide range of LST applications, in which satellite LST information shall be integrated into users' applications.  These case studies shall include applications such as surface temperature analysis for climate change monitoring, NWP, land surface modelling, numerical weather prediction modelling, land cover change detection, agriculture and drought monitoring.
  • Developing and demonstrating the contribution that GMES/Copernicus Sentinel-3 data can bring to satisfying user's needs for LST.
University of Leicester - Department of Geography
University of Waterloo
University of Valencia
University of Oslo
University of Jena
OBSPM
Noveltis
MPI-Met
MeteoRomania
Met Office
Masdar
LSCE
JRC
ISTI
INRA
INGV OV
IGIK
Heidelberg University, Dept. of Geography
DMI
CICS/NCSU
CEH
AWI
ARS/USDA
IMGW
Jérôme Bruniquel
ACRI-ST,
260 route du Pin Montard
BP 234,
06904 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
Phone: +33 6 2788 6309
Fax: +33 4 9296 7117
Email: jerome.bruniquel@acri-st.fr

Dr. Darren Ghent (Project Scientist)
University of Leicester,
University Road,
Leicester,
LE1 7RH
UK
Phone: +44 (0) 116 229 7719
Fax: +44 (0) 116 252 2464br> Email: djg20@leicester.ac.uk

Simon Pinnock
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei

I-00044 Frascati (RM)
ITALY

Tel: +39 06 941 80573
Fax: +39 06 941 80552

Email: simon.pinnock@esa.int