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Estimation of land surface temperature diurnal cycle from Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-8) and application to the polar orbiting imager NOAA/AVHRR
Author(s): Donglian Sun; Rachel T. Pinker
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Paper Abstract

To enable frequent estimates of land surface temperature (LST) from satellite measurements, and to obtain the surface temperature diurnal cycle, two new algorithms are applied to observations from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) and the polar orbiting imager NOAA/AVHRR. Results are evaluated against a wide range of ground observations. Evaluations against the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) observations and observations within an RMS accuracy of about 1-2 K, standard error of about 1 K and bias of less than 1 K. LSTD from the GOES can be implemented well to the NOAA/AVHRR with the right algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4895, Applications with Weather Satellites, (16 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466684
Show Author Affiliations
Donglian Sun, George Mason Univ. (United States)
Rachel T. Pinker, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4895:
Applications with Weather Satellites
W. Paul Menzel; Wen-Jian Zhang; John Le Marshall; Masami Tokuno, Editor(s)

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