Monthly Land Surface Temperature from MODIS, 2007-2013, Circum-Arctic Region

Duguay, Claude R.; Soliman, Aiman; Hachem, Sonia; Saunders, William

Monthly land surface temperature (LST) products of the ESA Data User Element (DUE) Permafrost are provided at 1 km spatial resolution for the Alaska, Mackenzie, Laptev Sea Coast, and Ob Estuary regions and at 25 km resolution for the circum-Arctic region. Products include monthly averages from 2000 to 2013 from which annual averages can also be calculated. Monthly LST averages were calculated from MOD11_L2 and MYD11_L2 LST (Version 5 from NASA Terra and Aqua satellites) products at 1 km resolution. Regional products are also available with weekly temporal resolution.

Each LST file contains 6 bands: bands 001, 003, 005 contain the LST averages and bands 002, 004, 006 provide supplementary quality information.

Known issues: the LST data are all measured during clear-sky conditions. The influence of clouds on surface temperature (e.g. temperature warmer under clouds in winter) is not reflected in the LSTs. This makes the LST colder than in reality due to the isolative effect of clouds.

More information about image processing and classification can be found in the product guide.

LST products are also available with weekly temporal resolution.

This dataset is part of the ESA DUE Permafrost Full Product Set (doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.780111).

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Duguay, Claude R.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Identifier DOI:10.1594/PANGAEA.836729
Project(s) ESA DUE Permafrost
Institute University of Waterloo
Source https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.836729
Publication Date 2014
Version 2.0
Product group
Product Land Surface Temperature
Sensor MODIS
Files
  • Band 001: Monthly aggregated average LST product based on equal weight of average day-time (003) and night-time (005) LST values
  • Band 002: Number of LST cloud free observations falling into each pixel for the aggregation period. Associated with LST file 001
  • Band 003: Average day-time monthly LST based on all cloud free observations falling during 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time
  • Band 004: Number of LST cloud free observations during day-time (6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time) falling into each pixel. Associated with LST file 003
  • Band 005: Average night-time monthly LST based on all cloud free observations falling into each pixel cell during 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time
  • Band 006: Number of LST cloud free observations during night-time (6 p.m. to 6 a.m. local time) falling into each pixel. Associated with LST file 005
Variables [Units]
  • Band 001, 003, and 005: Land Surface Temperature [K]
  • Band 002, 004, 006: Number of LST cloud free observations
Region Circum-Arctic
Spatial Reference EPSG:3408 NSIDC EASE-Grid North / Lambert Azimuthal Equal-Area
Spatial Resolution 1000 m
Spatial Coverage Latitude 31.54 to 90.00, Longitude -180.00 to 180.00
Temporal Coverage 2000-2013
Temporal Resolution Monthly
Format Geotiff

Dataset extent

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