Land Surface Temperatures

Land Surface Temperatures

This dataset contains monthly-averaged land surface temperatures (LSTs) and their uncertainty estimates from multiple Infra-Red (IR) instruments on Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) sun-synchronous (a.k.a. polar orbiting) satellites. Satellite land surface temperatures are skin temperatures, which means, for example, the temperature of the ground surface in bare soil areas, the temperature of the canopy over forests, and a mix of the soil and leaf temperature over sparse vegetation.

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Summary Specification:

0.01 degree x 0.01 degree, EPSG:4326, Daily, July 2016 onwards

Obtaining the data:

The data is available on CEDA (


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