Table of Contents

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I. Introduction

Learn about the purpose and the contents of this product module.

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II. Physical Concepts

Here the definition of surface temperature is clarified and the physical concepts that support land surface temperature (LST) retrieval from satellite measurements revised.

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III. Methods To Retrieve LST From Satellite Infrared Measurements

Learn about the different methods to obtain LST from satellite infrared measurements.

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IV. Sources Of Uncertainties In LST Estimation

What are the sources of uncertainty in LST estimation if the cloud mask is solved?

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V. LST From TIR Or Microwave Measurements?

Learn here what are the differences between LST products derived from TIR and microwave data.

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VI. Polar Orbiters Or Geostationary?

Advantages and disadvantages of estimating LST from polar orbiters and geostationary measurements.

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VII. Operational LST Algorithms

Operational satellite products are validated using in-situ measurements and products estimated from sensors onboard other platforms.

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VIII. Online Available LST Databases

List of well known online available LST products derived from several different satellite instruments.

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IX. LST Applications

LST can be used as an input for Evapotranspiration models, for detecting geographical features, urban heat islands, heat waves, cold waves, etc. Check here some applications of this product.

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X. Exercises

Few exercises to strengthen your understanding of LST.

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