Training Module

land surface temperature

180 Minutes

Carla Barroso, IPMA

Land Surface Temperature

Published: 19 April 2017

In this module we focus on the land and clarify the meaning of Land Surface Temperature (LST), a parameter often confused with air temperature, aerodynamic temperature or soil temperature. The term "Land Surface Temperature" is widely used by distinct research communities such as those of climate, numerical modelling or boundary layer studies while referring to different physical meanings. We take a deep look at LST by considering how this temperature can be obtained from satellite measurements and how it compares to other temperatures.

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satellite, sensors, land surface temperature