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Data 2016, 1(2), 2; doi:10.3390/data1020002

MODIS-Based Monthly LST Products over Amazonia under Different Cloud Mask Schemes

Global Change Unit, Image Processing Laboratory, University of Valencia, Paterna, Valencia 46010, Spain
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Academic Editor: Jamal Jokar Arsanjani
Received: 1 June 2016 / Revised: 28 June 2016 / Accepted: 29 June 2016 / Published: 4 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Temperature of the Earth)
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Abstract

One of the major problems in the monitoring of tropical rainforests using satellite imagery is their persistent cloud coverage. The use of daily observations derived from high temporal resolution sensors, such as Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), could potentially help to mitigate this issue, increasing the number of clear-sky observations. However, the cloud contamination effect should be removed from these results in order to provide a reliable description of these forests. In this study the available MODIS Land Surface Temperature (LST) products have been reprocessed over the Amazon Basin (10 N–20 S, 80 W–45 W) by introducing different cloud masking schemes. The monthly LST datasets can be used for the monitoring of thermal anomalies over the Amazon forests and the analysis of spatial patterns of warming events at higher spatial resolutions than other climatic datasets. View Full-Text
Keywords: Thermal Amazonia; land surface temperature; MODIS; Amazon forest; thermal anomalies Thermal Amazonia; land surface temperature; MODIS; Amazon forest; thermal anomalies
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Gomis-Cebolla, J.; Jiménez-Muñoz, J.C.; Sobrino, J.A. MODIS-Based Monthly LST Products over Amazonia under Different Cloud Mask Schemes. Data 2016, 1, 2.

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