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).

A full-time position is opened in the Thermal and Infra-Red group at JPL.

The incumbent will manage and conduct research on land surface temperature and emissivity projects and their use in land surface, atmospheric and climate investigations.

More info on the JPL jobs page here.

We are pleased to announce the second session dedicated to Earth surface temperatures at the 2014 Fall American Geophysical Union meeting on 15-19 December 2014 in San Francisco, California.

GC:Taking the Temperature of the Earth: Challenges and Applications Across All Earth Surface Domains

Please consider submitting an abstract for this Global Environmental Change (GC) session.

AGU 2014 Meeting information is available at

Please be aware – abstract deadline is 6 August 2014.

Description: Surface temperature (ST) is a critical variable for studying the energy and water balances of the Earth surface, and monitoring the effects of climate change. The EarthTemp network was established in 2012 to stimulate new international collaboration in measuring ST across different domains of the Earth's surface: air, land, sea, lakes, ice. This EarthTemp session is focused on 1) progress in improving the quality of ST products, and 2) the use of ST data in Earth surface processes, water resource management, and climate studies.

Glynn Hulley, glynn.hulley(a)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov and Pierre Guillevic, Pierre.C.Guillevic(a)jpl(dot)nasa(dot)gov