MODIS Land Surface Temperature

MODIS land surface temperature (LST) products of the ESA Data User Element (DUE) Permafrost are available at monthly and weekly temporal resolutions.
Spatial resolution is 1 km for the regional products of

and 25 km resolution for the

LST averages were calculated from MOD11_L2 and MYD11_L2 LST (Version 5 from NASA Terra and Aqua satellites) products at 1 km resolution. Monthly LST averages are available for the years from 2000 to 2013 from which annual averages can also be calculated. Weekly LST averages are available for the years 2007 to 2013.

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.

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