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 

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 

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 rateEmanuel 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 

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 radiancesTomas Landelius
Surface skin temperature and its impact on satellite data assimilation at ECMWFCristina Lupu 
Land surface data assimilation at the Met Office and developments in snow depth analysisSamantha Pullen
Study of satellite observations synergy in order to improve surface temperature in NWP Zied Sassi 

Session 4 -  Climate Services and User Requirements

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 FAPARJavier GarcíaHaro 
Derived Land Surface Temperature (DLST) product for MSG/SEVIRIFrank-Michael Goettsche 
The full temperature cycle – towards a combined annual and diurnal temperature modelBenjamin 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 temperatureElizabeth 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 

The contribution of L-band observations to characterising landatmosphere interactionsSusanne 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 

Surface products of GK-2AChu-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 emissivityTim Hultberg

Poster Presentations

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 dischargEmanuel Dutra
The Snow/Sea-ice detection based Dynamic Wavelength Warping method using Himawari-8/AHI dataDonghyun Jin 
Evaluation of drought impact under different agricultureal managements in South and North Korea using satellite remote sensingJae-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 BudgetAnke 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 productsAlirio 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 comparisonJoão Paulo Martins  
Climate change and Urban Heat IslandsFreya Aldred
Development of GK-2A land surface temperature retrieval algorithm using Himawari-8/AHI dataYoun-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 systemMaria Monteiro, João Rio and Lourdes Bugalho,IPMA