Land Surface Temperature (LST) Monthly/Day Dataset (V1.0) based on AVHRR brightness temperature (BT) (0.05°×0.05°) and MYD21A1 LST products (0.01°×0.01°) in Qilian Mountain Area

This dataset contains monthly 0.05°×0.05° (1982, 1985, 1990, 1995, and 2000), 0.01°×0.01° (2005, 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2018), and daily 0.01°×0.01° (2018) LST products in Qilian Mountain Area. The dataset was produced based on SW algorithm by AVHRR BT from thermal infrared channels (CH4: 10.5µm to 11.3µm; CH5: 11.5µm to 12.5µm) at a resolution of 0.05°, MYD21A1 LST products at a resolution of 0.01° along with some auxiliary datasets. The auxiliary datasets include IGBP land cover type, AVHRR NDVI products, Modern Era Retrospective-Analysis for Research and Applications-2 (MERRA-2) reanalysis data, ASTER GED, Lat/Lon and the Julian Day information.

Data file naming and use method

File Naming Convention: YYYYMM.tiff (YYYY: year, MM: month); YYYYMMDD.tiff (YYYY: year, MM: month, DD: day)
Data Version:V1.0
Projection:+proj=longlat +datum=WGS84 +no_defs
Data Format: GeoTIFF, 1100rows×1800columes (0.01°×0.01°), 220 rows×360 columes (0.05°×0.05°)
LST Unit: K
LST Valid Range:240-340
Filled Value:0

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LI Hua. Land Surface Temperature (LST) Monthly/Day Dataset (V1.0) based on AVHRR brightness temperature (BT) (0.05°×0.05°) and MYD21A1 LST products (0.01°×0.01°) in Qilian Mountain Area. National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. doi: 10.11888/Meteoro.tpdc.270273. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Li, H., Sun, D.L., Yu, Y.Y., Wang, H.Y., Liu, Y.L., Liu, Q.H., Du, Y.M., Wang, H.S., & Cao, B. (2014). Evaluation of the VIIRS and MODIS LST products in an arid area of Northwest China. Remote Sensing of Environment, 142, 111-121. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.11.014.( View Details | Bibtex)

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Geographic coverage
East: 107.00 West: 89.00
South: 34.00 North: 45.00
  • Temporal resolution: Monthly
  • Spatial resolution: 0.01º
  • File size: 6,441 MB
  • Browse count: 692 Times
  • Apply count: 6 Times
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  • Temporal coverage: 1982-01-01 To 2018-12-31
  • Updated time: 2019-05-28
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