LSA SAF 3rd User Training Workshop
IM, Lisbon
4-6 June 2008

The 3rd LSA SAF User Training Workshop will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from 4 to 6 June 2008 at the headquarters of Instituto de Meteorologia, the Portuguese National Meteorological Service.

Index

Introduction
The LSA SAF
Proceedings

Introduction

The aim of the workshop is to gather feedback from the user community on specific applications of products disseminated by the LSA SAF. Relevant aspects include re-evaluation of product specifications and assessment of needs for new products. Potential usage of existing products in new applications will be explored.
The main purpose of the LSA SAF is to develop techniques to retrieve parameters related with land, land-atmosphere interactions, and biospheric applications, using data from satellites, with special emphasis on Meteosat and Metop series. The LSA SAF system currently generates and distributes on an operational basis the following products : land surface temperature, albedo, downward surface short and long wave fluxes, snow cover, vegetation parameters (FVC, LAI, and FAPAR), evaporation, and a suite of forest fire products.

The LSA SAF


The main purpose of the LSA SAF is to develop techniques to retrieve parameters related with land, land-atmosphere interactions, and biospheric applications, using data from satellites, with special emphasis on Meteosat and Metop series. The LSA SAF system currently generates and distributes on an operational basis the following products: Land Surface Temperature, Albedo, Down-welling Surface Short and Long Wave Fluxes, Snow Cover, Vegetation parameters (FVC, LAI, and fAPAR). Evaporation and a suite of Forest Fire products are currently under development.

Proceedings

Program

TitleAuthor/Presenter
The SAF Network
Lorenzo Sarlo
Overview of the Land SAF
Pedro Viterbo

Session 1 - Agriculture and Forest Applications

TitleAuthor/Presenter
Use of LSA SAF MSG Products for Crop Monitoring
A. Klisch/ H. Eerens
LSA-SAF Estimates of Reference Crop Evapotranspiration
H. de Bruin / I. Trigo / M. P. González Dugo / P. Gavilan / E. Rubio
The Land-SAF suite of Vegetation Products
J. García-Haro, F. Camacho-de-Coca, A. Verger, J. Meliá
Wild Fire Monitoring and Risk from SEVIRI/Meteosat
C. C. Da Camara, M. Amaroui, T. Calado, C. Gouveia
Carbon emissions from forest fires in Portugal
J. C. Pereira
Partitioning the Solar Fluxes in Land Surface Canopies using Operational Surface Albedo Products
B. Pinty
Recent developments in the use of EO-derived parameters and indicators for environmental and vegetation monitoring applications in the GMES and Africa perspective
E. Bartholomé / B.Combal / P. Mayaux
UMARF and Eumetcast/Geonetcast
F. Gasiglia/ M. Williams
User Training
J. Prieto

Session 2 : Carbon and Water

TitleAuthor/Presenter
The LSA-SAF evapotranspiration: current results and next steps
F. Meulenberghs
Land Carbon core information service of geoland2
J.-C. Calvet
Hydrology SAF - the status of the project after two years: activities and preliminary results
R. Sorani
Combining satellite data and land model outputs to advance in the estimation of land surface turbulent fluxes
C. Jimenez / C. Prigent / F. Aires
Profile soil moisture, an operational level 4 product based on the MetOp/Ascats surface soil moisture
R. de Lange
New version of the LSA-SAF Snowcover product
N. Siljamo, O. Hyvärinen
Use of Land-SAF products at ECMWF
G. Balsamo
Requirements of the UK Met Office for Land-SAF products
S. Pullen
The operational MSG/SEVIRI fire radiative power products generated at the Land-SAF
M. Wooster / Y. Govaerts
Fire radiative power applications: emissions and plumes
J. Kaiser

Session 3 - Surface radiation budget

TitleAuthor/Presenter
Application of the optimal estimation method to the joint retrieval of aerosol load and surface reflectance from MSG/SEVIRI observations
Y. Govaerts
Operational derivation of surface albedo and downwelling short-wave radiation based on MSG observations in the frame of the SAF programme on Land Surface Analysis
D.Carrer, J.-L. Roujean, O. Hautecoeur, B.Geiger, C. Meurey
Land Surface Temperature, Emissivity and Long-Wave Downwlling Fluxes from MSG Observations: current status and way forward
I. F. Trigo / I. T. Monteiro / S. C. Freitas /C. Barroso
Surface radiative fluxes: comparison of NWP/Climate models/reanalysis with remote sensing estimates
R. Allan
Global Analysis of Surface Skin Temperature Diurnal Cycle Over Land
F. Aires, C. Prigent, C. Jimenez, P. Broackmann
Use of TIR-MSG data to validate land surface processes modelisation of the AMMA-Niger supersite
S. Saux-Picart, C. Ottlé, B. Decharme, B. Coudert, M. Zribi, A. Perrier, B. Cappelaere, N. Boulain, D. Ramier
Ground observations from Dahra, Senegal for validation of EO based monitoring of surface radiation budget, vegetation and water fluxes
R. Fensholt, I. Sandholt, S. Stisen, M. Rasmussen, A. Norgaard, F. Olesen