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[The 3rd] Let's visualize Land Surface Temperature products
March 17 2020 Publish in
 This time, we will focus on one of the satellite products "Land Surface Temperature (LST) Products", and will introduce the usage trends and the procedure to actually visualize the LST products as an image.

 The LST products currently provided by G-Portal are products created from the observation data of GCOM-C (Shikisai). Land surface temperature is different from air temperature. In our daily life, it is the temperature that reflects road surfaces, building roofs, outer walls, etc., and is known to be high in urban areas. In addition, land surface temperature has a radiant heat, which has a significant effect on the rise in the sensible temperature.

Figure: An example of GCOM-C LST product
(Authority: JAXA/EORC "Seen from Space"site)

 Global LST products with 250m spatial resolution are created from GCOM-C observation data and JAXA cooperates with domestic and overseas research institutions to contribute to solving global issues such as climate change. In addition to these scientific uses, efforts to utilize LST products for yield estimation of crops and volcano monitoring have been attracted attention in late years.

 This time, for GCOM-C LST products, we will introduce the products search and the products download and visualizing the LST products as an image by SGLI user tool.

How to visualize Land Surface Temperature products
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