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Lake Surface Water Temperature

Lake Surface Water Temperature

Lake surface water temperature (LSWT) describes the temperature of the lake surface and is recognised internationally as an Essential Climate Variable (ECV).
A range of satellite-derived LSWT datasets have been developed by the Earth Observation and Space Research Division at the University of Reading in recent years. These products are aimed at quantifying both the long-term (since the early 1990s) and near-real time (within 3 days) LSWT and LSWT uncertainty for many of Earth's lakes.

LSWT datasets

ARC Lake

Sensor: (A)ATSR
Time span: 1991-2010
Coverage: Global
Globolakes

Sensor: ATSR
Time span: 1995-2009
Coverage: Global
CGLOPS

Sensor: SLSTR
Time span: 2018-present
Coverage: Global