Articles | Volume 16, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13681–13696, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13681-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 13681–13696, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-13681-2016

Research article 04 Nov 2016

Research article | 04 Nov 2016

Evaluation of cloud effects on air temperature estimation using MODIS LST based on ground measurements over the Tibetan Plateau

Hongbo Zhang et al.

Data sets

Qinghai Flux Research Site AsiaFlux http://www.asiaflux.net

China daily ground climate dataset Chinese Meteorology Administration http://data.cma.cn

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Based on MODIS LST, clouds are believed to affect Tair estimation; however, understanding of the cloud effect on the Tair–LST relationship remains limited. Our paper reveals the subtle influence of clouds that affects Tmin and Tmax estimation in clearly different ways. The results contribute to better understanding of cloud effects and more accurate estimation of Tair using satellite LST.
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