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An All-Weather Land Surface Temperature Product Based on MSG/SEVIRI Observations

Version 1 : Received: 19 November 2019 / Approved: 20 November 2019 / Online: 20 November 2019 (11:12:02 CET)

How to cite: Martins, J.P.A.; Trigo, I.; Ghilain, N.; Jimenez, C.; Goettsche, F.; Ermida, S.L.; Olesen, F.; Gellens-Meulenberghs, F.; Arboleda, A. An All-Weather Land Surface Temperature Product Based on MSG/SEVIRI Observations. Preprints 2019, 2019110238 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0238.v1). Martins, J.P.A.; Trigo, I.; Ghilain, N.; Jimenez, C.; Goettsche, F.; Ermida, S.L.; Olesen, F.; Gellens-Meulenberghs, F.; Arboleda, A. An All-Weather Land Surface Temperature Product Based on MSG/SEVIRI Observations. Preprints 2019, 2019110238 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201911.0238.v1).

Abstract

An all-weather land surface temperature (LST) product derived at the Satellite Application Facility on Land Surface Analysis (LSA-SAF) is presented. The product is based on clear-sky LST retrieved from MSG/SEVIRI infrared (IR) measurements, complemented by LST estimated with a land surface energy balance (EB) model to fill gaps caused by clouds. The EB model solves the surface energy balance mostly using products derived at LSA-SAF. The new product is compared with in situ observations made at 3 dedicated validation stations, and with a Microwave (MW) based LST product derived from AMSR-E measurements. The validation against in-situ LST indicates an accuracy of the new product between -0.8 K and 1.1 K and a precision between 1.0 K and 1.4 K, generally showing a better performance than the MW product. The EB model shows some limitations concerning the representation of the LST diurnal cycle. Comparisons with MW LST generally show higher LST of the new product over desert areas, and lower LST over tropical regions. Several other imagers provide suitable measurements for implementing the proposed methodology, which offers the potential to obtain a global, nearly gap-free LST product.

Subject Areas

land surface temperature; all-weather; infrared; microwave; surface energy balance

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