Extreme Temperature

Land Surface Temperature(Copernicus)

Data Type: 

hazard
landuse
satdata

Costs: 

rfree
Undefined

Spatial Coverage: 

Global

Temporal Coverage: 

arch
near

Data accessibility: 

exportdata
exportmap
visdata
webproc

Institution: 

File types: 

NetCDF
XML

Disaster Cycle Phase: 

drm
rr

Spatial Resolution: 

5 km

Restrictions / Citation of the dataset: 

Terms of Use

The Land Surface Temperature (LST) is the radiative skin temperature of the land surface, as measured in the direction of the remote sensor. It is estimated from Top-of-Atmosphere brightness temperatures from the infrared spectral channels of a constellation of geostationary satellites (Meteosat Second Generation, GOES, MTSAT/Himawari). Its estimation further depends on the albedo, the vegetation cover and the soil moisture.

LST is a mixture of vegetation and bare soil temperatures. Because both respond rapidly to changes in incoming solar radiation due to cloud cover and aerosol load modifications and diurnal variation of illumination, the LST displays quick variations too. In turn, the LST influences the partition of energy between ground and vegetation and determines the surface air temperature.

The Global Land Service provides the following LST-based products:

  • LST: hourly LST from instantaneous observations
  • LST10-DC: 10-day Land Surface Temperature with Daily Cycle
  • LST10-TCI: Thermal Condition Index with a 10-day composite of Land Surface Temperature.

Satellites and Sensors: 

Global Urban Footprint

Data Type: 

baseline
satdata

Costs: 

free
Undefined

Spatial Coverage: 

Global

Temporal Coverage: 

arch
near

Data accessibility: 

exportdata
exportmap
statistic

File types: 

GeoTIFF
TIFF

Disaster Cycle Phase: 

drm
rr

Spatial Resolution: 

12 m

Satellites and Sensors: 

Modis Land Surface Temperature

Data Type: 

satdata

Costs: 

free
Undefined

Spatial Coverage: 

Global

Temporal Coverage: 

arch
near

Data accessibility: 

exportdata

File types: 

HDF

Disaster Cycle Phase: 

drm
rr

Spatial Resolution: 

1 km, 6 km, 0.05°

Space-based Information: 

Modis

Requirements: 

<p>Login required</p>

Restrictions / Citation of the dataset: 

Citation required

Satellites and Sensors: 

TIMESAT

Python

PROBA-V

Data Type: 

baseline
hazard
landuse
satdata

Costs: 

free
Undefined

Spatial Coverage: 

Global

Temporal Coverage: 

arch
near

Data accessibility: 

exportdata
exportmap

Institution: 

File types: 

GeoTIFF
HDF-EOS
TIFF

Disaster Cycle Phase: 

drm
rr

Spatial Resolution: 

Global

Satellites and Sensors: 

Global Administrative Areas

Data Type: 

baseline

Costs: 

free
Undefined

Spatial Coverage: 

Global

Temporal Coverage: 

arch

Data accessibility: 

exportdata
exportmap

File types: 

shp

Disaster Cycle Phase: 

drm
rr

Spatial Resolution: 

Space-based Information: 

Requirements: 

<p>Shapefile readers&nbsp;</p>

Restrictions / Citation of the dataset: 

Cygwin linux interface MODIS re-projection and stitching tool

R Studio

Data Basin

Data Type: 

baseline
elevation
hazard
landuse
satdata

Costs: 

free
Undefined

Spatial Coverage: 

Global

Temporal Coverage: 

arch
fore
near

Data accessibility: 

exportdata
exportmap
statistic
visdata
webproc

Institution: 

File types: 

GeoPDF
HDF4
Shapefiles
TIFF
WMS

Disaster Cycle Phase: 

drm
rr

Spatial Resolution: 

Space-based Information: 

Requirements: 

Restrictions / Citation of the dataset: 

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