Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Research article
27 Jan 2017
Research article |  | 27 Jan 2017

Global clear-sky surface skin temperature from multiple satellites using a single-channel algorithm with angular anisotropy corrections

Benjamin R. Scarino, Patrick Minnis, Thad Chee, Kristopher M. Bedka, Christopher R. Yost, and Rabindra Palikonda

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Global coverage of remotely sensed skin temperature, along with cloud/surface radiation parameters, produced in near-real time and from historical satellite data, is beneficial for weather and climate purposes. One key drawback is the dependence on view angle. Therefore, this article serves to validate a global, satellite-based skin temperature product, while highlighting an empirically adjusted theoretical model of satellite LST angular anisotropy, and the benefits gained from its application.