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Satellite-Derived Land Surface Temperature Dynamics in the Context of Global Change—A Review

Reiners, Philipp and Sobrino, Jose and Kuenzer, Claudia (2023) Satellite-Derived Land Surface Temperature Dynamics in the Context of Global Change—A Review. Remote Sensing, 15 (7), pp. 1-34. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/rs15071857. ISSN 2072-4292.

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Satellite-derived Land Surface Temperature (LST) dynamics have been increasingly used to study various geophysical processes. This review provides an extensive overview of the applications of LST in the context of global change. By filtering a selection of relevant keywords, a total of 164 articles from 14 international journals published during the last two decades were analyzed based on study location, research topic, applied sensor, spatio-temporal resolution and scale and employed analysis methods. It was revealed that China and the USA were the most studied countries and those that had the most first author affiliations. The most prominent research topic was the Surface Urban Heat Island (SUHI), while the research topics related to climate change were underrepresented. MODIS was by far the most used sensor system, followed by Landsat. A relatively small number of studies analyzed LST dynamics on a global or continental scale. The extensive use of MODIS highly determined the study periods: A majority of the studies started around the year 2000 and thus had a study period shorter than 25 years. The following suggestions were made to increase the utilization of LST time series in climate research: The prolongation of the time series by, e.g., using AVHRR LST, the better representation of LST under clouds, the comparison of LST to traditional climate change measures, such as air temperature and reanalysis variables, and the extension of the validation to heterogenous sites.

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Document Type:Article
Title:Satellite-Derived Land Surface Temperature Dynamics in the Context of Global Change—A Review
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:30 March 2023
Journal or Publication Title:Remote Sensing
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1-34
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Keywords:remote sensing; land surface temperature; temperature; dynamics; global change; climate change; global warming; earth observation; review
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Geoscientific remote sensing and GIS methods, R - Remote Sensing and Geo Research
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface Dynamics
Deposited By: Reiners, Philipp
Deposited On:08 May 2023 10:56
Last Modified:16 May 2023 09:07

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