Projects

2011 - Urban Heat Islands and Urban Thermography

LOCATION
Athens, Bari, Brussels, Budapest, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Paris, Seville, Thessaloniki
DATE
2008 - 2011
CONTACT
European Space Agency under the DUE (Data User Element) - program
PARTNERS
Planetek Italia (coordinator), VITO, EUROSENSE (Belgium), NOA-ISARS (Greece), LAP-AUTH (Greece), Edisoft (Portugal) and INDRA
DESCRIPTION

During the ESA Urban Heat Island project, the VITO urban climate group developed a data assimilation module integrating satellite retrieved land surface temperature images into the UrbClim model. Our group makes use of different satellite data sources, including the geostationary MSG-SEVIRI with high temporal, coarse coarse spatial resolution LST data, 1 km TIR radiometers such as MODIS, AVHRR and (A)ATSR as well as high resolution imagery from ASTER (~90m) and Landsat (~120m/60m).

Website: http://www.urbanheatisland.info

Figure below: Seasonal average 2m air temperature ( for Madrid (top) and Lisbon (bottom) ) over the period May-September of 2007.