Project Number: 5347-13660-006-02
Start Date: Aug 23, 2004
End Date: May 31, 2009
The multiscale surface temperature product for land surface assimilation modeling, consisting of hourly 1-4km resolution data sets, will be derived from the combination of MODIS and geostationary thermal infrared observations. Accuracy of surface temperature retrievals will be verified by 4-6 site specific studies using high resolution ASTER observations in conjunction with ground-based temperature observations. Product will be assimilated into a 1-year run of the Community Land Model (CLM) land surface model and compared with results obtained by the current CLM simulations which do not assimilate land surface temperature. Data will be made available to the modeling community. Formerly 5347-13660-005-03R (3/07).