Measuring Skin Temperatures with the IASI Hyperspectral Mission

Abstract : Although the role of satellites in observing the variability of the Earth system has increased in recent decades, remote-sensing observations are still underexploited to accurately assess climate change fingerprints, in particular temperature variations. The IASI - Flux and Temperature (IASI-FT) project aims at providing new benchmarks for temperature observations using the calibrated radiances measured twice a day at any location by the IASI thermal infrared instrument on the suite of MetOp satellites (2006-2025). The main challenge is to achieve the accuracy and stability needed for climate studies, particularly that required for climate trends. Time series for land and sea skin surface temperatures are derived and compared with in situ measurements and atmospheric reanalysis. The observed trends are analyzed at seasonal and regional scales in order to disentangle natural (weather/dynamical) variability and human-induced climate forcings.
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Sarah Safieddine, Maya George, Lieven Clarisse, Cathy Clerbaux. Measuring Skin Temperatures with the IASI Hyperspectral Mission. AGU 2017 Fall Meeting, Dec 2017, New Orleans, United States. ⟨insu-01676276⟩

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