Yamamoto, Y., H. Ishikawa, Y. Oku, and Z. Hu, 2018: An algorithm for land surface temperature retrieval using three thermal infrared bands of Himawari-8. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 96B,
Early Online Release Graphical Abstract with highlights
- A nonlinear three-band algorithm (NTB) was developed which makes the best use of these bands to estimate the land surface temperature (LST). The NTB requires the brightness temperatures and the land surface emissivities (LSE) for three thermal infrared bands as input data.
- It was shown that the NTB has the highest robustness against the uncertainties in input data compared with other retrieval algorithms (Figure 1).
- This LST retrieval algorithm is applicable to the clear-sky pixels. An operational LST-observation method is proposed in combination with newly constructed cloud masking and LSE estimation methods in this study (Figure 2).