Skin temperature from the Thermal Infrared Sounder IASI

Abstract : Skin temperature (Tskin) derived from infrared sensors on board satellites provides a continuous view of Earth’s surface day and night and allows for the monitoring of global temperature changes relevant for climate trends. Tskin from the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) has not been properly exploited to date to assess its long-term spatio-temporal variability and no current homogenous Tskin record from IASI exists. In this study, we present a fast retrieval method of Tskin based on an artificial neural network from a set of IASI channels selected using the information theory/entropy reduction technique. We compare and validate our IASI Tskin product with that from EUMETSAT Level 2, ECMWF Reanalysis ERA5, SEVIRI land-surface temperature products, as well as ground measurements. Our results show good correlation between the IASI neural network product and the datasets used for validation, with a standard deviation between 1 and 4 °C. This method can be applied to other infrared measurements, and allows for the construction of a robust Tskin dataset, making it suitable for trend analysis.
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Sarah Safieddine, Ana Claudia Parracho, Maya George, Filipe Aires, Victor Pellet, et al.. Skin temperature from the Thermal Infrared Sounder IASI. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Discussions, 2019, pp.(Under Review). ⟨10.5194/amt-2019-185⟩. ⟨insu-02151705⟩

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