6. Land Surface Temperature

LST, the land surface temperature represents the radiative temperature of the skin of the Earth Surface, as measure in the direction of the satellite sensor. “LST plays an important role in the physics of land surfaces as it is involved in the processes of energy and water exchange between the surface and the atmosphere.” (LSA SAF Product User Manual Land Surface Temperature (LST), p.12) 

The Climate Data Records LST covers the period 21 January 2004 – 31 December 2015. The Interim Climate Data Records of SIS, DNI and SDU provided in this cube cover the period 01 January 2016 – 31 December 2020. 

The data records on LST in the D&V cube are provided by the LSA SAF.

For a quick overview on these data records as provided in the D&V cube, refer to: 

For further information, please refer to: