8th Workshop - Joint ISWG and LSA-SAF Workshop

IPMA, Lisbon, 26-28 June 2018

The Land Surface Analysis Satellite Application Facility (LSA SAF) aims to increase the benefits accrued from EUMETSAT Satellites, specifically in the areas of terrestrial processes, land-atmosphere interactions and biospheric applications. Land surface models' assessment and improvement are among the target applications of LSA SAF products.

Past ISWG (International Surface Working Group) meetings have emphasized an importance of the Land Surface Modeling (LSM) component and ability to reproduce the space-bourne radiances. We will emphasize modeling and retrieval of land surface variables (temperature, vetetation, soil moisture), which are vital to get routine first order linkages between the LSM and the Earth Observing (EO) system.

This meeting focused a wide range of Scientific Topics related with the use of Satellite Data and Products to improve LSM, including:

Retrievals of surface parameters: land surface temperature, albedo, vegetation state, soil moisture, snow water equivalent, water-body extent, sea surface wind, salinity, canopy parameters, vegetation water content, sea-ice concentration, etc. and the resulting surface emissivity/reflectance spectra.

Model-data comparison: efforts involving EO dataset and shared experiences from ongoing surface monitoring systems.






Oral Presentations


Session 1 - Selected Topical Talks 

  Title Author/Presenter
  Recent developments on land surface analysis for NWP at Météo France  Camille Birman 
  Developments in surface analysis schemes at DWD       Martin Lange
  Characterizing the systematic and random errors in soil moisture estimates from land surface models and satellite retrievals                                                                          Sujay Kumar
  Current Status and Future plan of KMA Satellite Products for Hydrology Applications 

Na-Yeon Park  

presented by: Jun-Dong Park

  ERA5-Land: an improved version of the ERA5 reanalysis land component                           Joaquín MuñozSabater 
  LSA-SAF: now and in the future. Isabel Trigo

Session 2 -  Land Surface Modeling and Assimilation 

  Title Author/Presenter
  ERA-5 and ERA-Interim driven ISBA land surface model simulations and reanalysis: Which one performs better? 
Clement Albergel 
  Review of satellite-based remote sensing and in-situ observations to inform Earth Surface Modelling  Gianpaolo Balsamo
  Land surface downscaling using a spatially and temporally varying lapse rate Emanuel Dutra
  Improving air quality modeling on process level via better representation of the land surface states  Min Huang
  Assimilation of Satellite Soil Moisture Content in Operational Local NWP System at JMA  Yasutaka Ikuta

Session 3 -  Assimilation Methods 

  Title Author/Presenter
  Sequential assimilation of Copernicus vegetation products for better constraining soil-plant parameters and variables in the ISBA land surface model  Jean-Christophe Calvet 
  Ecohydrological Land Analysis: Assimilating satellite microwave observations into a land surface model to simultaneously simulate soil moisture and vegetation dynamics  Yohei Sawada
  Towards a 3D EnKF for surface data assimilation of raw satellite radiances Tomas Landelius
  Surface skin temperature and its impact on satellite data assimilation at ECMWF Cristina Lupu 
  Land surface data assimilation at the Met Office and developments in snow depth analysis Samantha Pullen
  Study of satellite observations synergy in order to improve surface temperature in NWP  Zied Sassi 

Session 4 -  Climate Services and User Requirements

  Title Author/Presenter
  Long-term archives of land surface albedo products through the EUMETSAT/LSA-SAF: product portfolio and project development plans  Gabriel Lellouch 
  The LSA-SAF vegetation suite: FVC, LAI and FAPAR Javier GarcíaHaro 
  Derived Land Surface Temperature (DLST) product for MSG/SEVIRI Frank-Michael Goettsche 
  The full temperature cycle – towards a combined annual and diurnal temperature model Benjamin Bechtel 
  Usage of LSA SAF Products for Expert End-Users and Their Potential Applications in Specific Weather Situations  Bostjan Mui
  All-weather land surface temperature estimates from microwave satellite observations, over several decades and real time: methodology and comparison with infrared estimates  Carlos Jimenez
  The EUSTACE project: delivering global, daily information on surface air temperature Elizabeth Good 
  Low Frequency Passive Microwave User Requirement Consolidation Study  Maria Jose Escorihuela
  Lessons learned from ESA Due GlobTemperature and plans for ESA LST CCI  Darren Ghent 


Session 5 -  Soil moisture, surface fluxes, radiative products 

  Title Author/Presenter
  The contribution of L-band observations to characterising landatmosphere interactions Susanne Mecklenburg 
  Comparison of SMOS, SMAP, ASCAT and AMSR2 Level-1 data in terms of their soil moisture information content  Moritz Link
  Improving the SMAP Level-4 Soil Moisture Product: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly  Rolf Reichle
  Towards creating a ESA CCI Level 4 root zone soil moisture product using land surface data assimilation  Jostein Blyverket 
  LSA-SAF ET&SF – version 2: an improved monitoring of evapotranspiration & surface heat fluxes thanks to the assimilation of vegetation and land surface temperature  Nicolas Ghilain
  Evapotranspiration mapping across an aridity gradient in conterminous US by combining thermal remote sensing with PenmanMonteith and Shuttleworth-Wallace model  Kaniska Mallick


Session 6 - Land surface temperature, Forward Modeling and Emissivity 

  Title Author/Presenter
  Surface products of GK-2A Chu-Yong Chung 

Microwave observation and modelling of radiative and heat-water transfer processes on the Tibetan Plateau      

Bob Su 
  A linear programming (LP) approach to the retrieval of hyperspectral infrared surface emissivity Tim Hultberg


Poster Presentations


  Title   Author/Presenter
  Towards Understanding Dynamics between Vegetation and Secondary Water Resources in Semi-Arid Regions via Remote Sensing    Caglar Kucuk

The Importance and Current Limitations of Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) Retrieval from Space for Land-Atmosphere Interactions Studies     

  Joseph Santanello
  Land surface model performances with high resolution earth observation data    David  Stevens
  Impact of snow data assimilation on river discharg   Emanuel Dutra
  The Snow/Sea-ice detection based Dynamic Wavelength Warping method using Himawari-8/AHI data   Donghyun Jin 
  Evaluation of drought impact under different agricultureal managements in South and North Korea using satellite remote sensing   Jae-Hyun Ryu
  Estimation of Land Surface Albedo from Himawari-8/AHI data    Kyeong-Sang Lee
  Development of Sea Surface Temperature Retrieval Algorithm for Geo-KOMPSAT2A/Advanced Meteorological Imager    Kyung-Ae Park 
  Development of Sea Surface Temperature Retrieval Algorithm for Geo-KOMPSAT2A/Advanced Meteorological Imager    Kyung-Ae Park 
  Four Potential Observations of Ocean Environment Changes Using GK-2A    Young-Heon Jo 
  Regional Land Fluxes TCDR within the EUMETSAT Climate Monitoring SAF: Surface Radiation Budget   Anke DuguayTetzlaff 
  Daily Evapotranspiration at sub-kilometer spatial resolution by combining surface energy balance modelling and statistical downscaling    José Miguel Barrios 
  An improved version of the LSA-SAF evapotranspiration and new surface heat fluxes products   Alirio Arboleda
  Evolution of the LSA-SAF surface albedo products derived from METOP/AVHRR and MSG/SEVIRI    Chloe Vincent
  Recent advances in the retrieval of solar surface irradiance from EUM satellite data in the LSA-SAF project    Gabriel Lellouch 
  Operational LSA SAF 10-day SEVIRI/MSG GPP product (MGPP): overall performance and inter-comparison with similar products    Javier GarcíaHaro 
  All weather LST product comparison   João Paulo Martins  
  Climate change and Urban Heat Islands   Freya Aldred
  Development of GK-2A land surface temperature retrieval algorithm using Himawari-8/AHI data   Youn-Young Choi
  A new global infrared emissivity dataset: Combined ASTER MODIS Emissivity of Land (CAMEL)    Robert Knuteson 
  An assessment of the contribution of moisture (VCI) and temperature (TCI) condition to vegetation health index (VHI)    Virgílio Bento 
  Major advance in geostationary fire radiative power (FRP) retrieval over Asia and Australia stemming from use of Himawari-8 AHIm    Weidong Xu 
  Joint use of Meteorological Modeling and LSA SAF products for diagnoses and forecast of vegetation state and fire danger over South-eastern Europe     Julia Stoyanova 
  ITC experiences with LSASAF data steam uses in the African education and research context.   Chris Mannaerts
  An Iberian tailor-made operational high-resolution hourly near-surface analysis using the ALADIN system   Maria Monteiro, João Rio and Lourdes Bugalho,IPMA