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: September 2017

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

  • Arrangements proceeding well for the Joint UCM with the H2020 EUSTACE Project:
    • Registrations and abstracts received and being evaluated
    • 49 registrations to date
  • Extensive validation and intercomparisons with the large number of additional matchups
  • NRT demonstration
    • Operational
    • Quicklooks being generated
  • Paper on cloud detection uncertainties being written from CCRR outcomes

Period of report: July-August 2017

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

  • Arrangements proceeding well for the Joint UCM with the H2020 EUSTACE Project:
    • Registrations and abstracts received and being evaluated
  • Upload to FTP server of additional 2016 data for GlobTemperature-MODIS (Terra + Aqua)
  • Development and processing of improved ATSR-2 and AATSR products (V2.1)
  • Satellite extractions and matchups for new LEO products, operational products, and additional 2016 data
  • UCS#1 paper has now been accepted for publication
  • NRT demonstration
    • GEO, LEO and GEO+LEO NRT products ready and first products uploaded to FTP Server for subsequent dissemination

Period of report: June 2017

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

  • Joint UCM with the H2020 EUSTACE Project in November 2017 at Lisbon:
    • Second announcement circulated to user community
    • Registration site now open
  • Validation of datasets
    • Further analysis of the in situ validation results over the SURFRAD and KIT stations
    • Starting to produce extractions for Phase-3 datasets at all Validation Stations
    • Starting to produce satellite vs. satellite matchups for Phase-3 datasets
  • Cloud Clearing Round Robin
    • Report completed and undergoing internal review
    • Work begun on material for the paper associated with CCRR data
  • Tests done prior to the Merged Product NRT demonstration

Period of report: May 2017

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

  • First announcement of joint GlobTemperature-EUSTACE Workshop circulated to user community
  • Paper submitted to JGR on GlobTemperature ATSR product
  • Cloud mask developments for GlobTemperature Metop-A and Metop-B AVHRR
  • First validation of the LST uncertainties over several in situ sites
  • UCS#4 paper is now almost ready for submission
  • Development of Merged Product NRT processing chain at ACRI, IPMA and UoL
  • Setup of VM at S3MPC for dedicated GlobTemperature S3 production

We are pleased to announce a Joint EUSTACE- GlobTemperature Workshop which will take place from Monday 27th (lunch) to Wednesday 29th November 2017 (lunch) in Lisbon, Portugal and will be hosted by the Instituto Portugues do Mar e Atmosfera (IPMA).

Following successful ESA DUE GlobTemperature (www.globtemperature.info) User Consultation Meetings (UCMs), a 5th consultation meeting has linked-up with the H2020 EUSTACE (www.eustaceproject.eu) Project to deliver a joint workshop for the satellite and air surface temperature communities to share experiences and review developments with a particular focus on climate requirements. The aim of the EUSTACE Project is to give publicly available daily estimates of surface air temperature since 1850 across the globe for the first time by combining surface and satellite data using novel statistical techniques.

By bringing the satellite and modelling 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 surface temperature data for the long term.

The meeting is open to all who are interested in attending, and there will be no registration fee.
The registration site will open at the end of this month when a further announcement will be made.
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.

As with previous GlobTemperature UCMs 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 me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to apply for travel support, which will be assessed on a case-by-case basis subject to the approval of ESA.

The meeting will include a session for the 6th General Meeting of the International LST and Emissivity Working Group (ILSTE).
With LST now incorporated into the 2016 GCOS Implementation Plan this session will assess User Requirements for climate, assess the provision of data products, explore and communicate understanding on validation and uncertainties, and build towards cross-ECV activities.

For any question you may have about the Workshop please feel free to contact myself or Janette Bessembinder (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

More info at: http://ucm5.globtemperature.info

We look forward to welcoming you in Lisbon.