Land surface temperature validation for WACMOS-ET. Reference input data set validation report.
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Original versionSchneider, P., Prata, F., Martins, J., Pires, A., Trigo, I., Jimenez, C., Goettsche, F., & Hook, S. J. (2017). Land surface temperature validation for WACMOS-ET. Reference input data set validation report (NILU report, 09/2017). Kjeller: NILU.
The Land Surface Temperature (LST) products generated specifically for the WAter Cycle Observation Multi-mission Strategy – EvapoTranspiration (WACMOS-ET) project, funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), are evaluated with respect to their overall quality. LST products derived from observations acquired by the Advanced Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR), the Multi-Functional Transport Satellite (MTSAT), and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) were studied here. Following previously established best-practices on LST validation, the evaluation includes both a qualitative component addressing general issues with the data, as well as a quantitative component, which compares the LST products directly against a reference dataset. For the latter satellite LST is compared against both ground-based in situ datasets acting as a source of absolute reference data and against independent satellite-based LST products from other sensors to provide a spatially exhaustive relative comparison.Validering av overflatetemperatur for WACMOS-ET