Published date August 1, 2015

Comparison of in-situ, aircraft, and satellite land surface temperature measurements over a NOAA Climate Reference Network site

  • Compares land surface temperature (LST) measurements made from multiple platforms
  • Assesses temporal and spatial variability of LST
  • Finds that tower-based LST agreed better with aircraft-based LST than Satellite LST
  • Finds that MODIS LST was better correlated with the tower based LST than the air temperature