New regional land surface temperature products based on MODIS data (2000-2010)

The impact of climate change was found to be higher at the Arctic compared to any other region on Earth. Though, the scarcity of weather stations at higher latitudes and the difficulty to maintain them have made it difficult to map the patterns of climate variability. This research project was conducted while working for the the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) at the University of Waterloo and as part of the European Space Agency Initiative (DUE Permafrost) aiming at monitoring land surface phenology above 50 degree north using remote sensing data. Continue reading