Land Surface Temperature (LST) is one of the key variables for studying the Earth surface energy processes andsurface – atmosphere interactions.
Satellite thermal sensors measure the thermal radiation emitted from the Earth’s surface and remote sensing techniques allow the estimation of the LST.
MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer)
measures the thermal radiation four times per day with
two satellites in orbit, Terra
, since 2000 and 2002 respectively, in 1 km spatial resolution. Averages from the daily MODIS
for the entire globe are available to visualize and download here. You select a time interval, draw a polygon in your area of interest, visualize, download, or see charts for your data.