A novel approach for anthropogenic heat flux estimation from space

Nektarios Chrysoulakis, Wieke Heldens, Jean Philippe Gastellu-Etchegorry, Sue Grimmond, Christian Feigenwinter, Fredrik Lindberg, Fabio Del Frate, Judith Klostermann, Zina Mitraka, Thomas Esch, Ahmad Albitar, Andrew Gabey, Eberhard Parlow, Frans Olofson

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Abstract

The recently launched H2020 project URBANFLUXES (URBan ANthrpogenic heat FLUX from Earth observation Satellites) investigates the potential of EO to retrieve anthropogenic heat flux, as a key component in the Urban Energy Budget (UEB). URBANFLUXES advances existing Earth Observation (EO) based methods for estimating spatial patterns of turbulent sensible and latent heat fluxes, as well as urban heat storage flux at city scale and local scale. Independent methods and models are engaged to evaluate the derived products and statistical analyses provide uncertainty measures. Optical, thermal and SAR data are exploited to improve the accuracy of the UEB components spatial distribution calculation. Synergistic use of different types and of various resolution EO data allows estimates in local and city scale. Ultimate goal of the URBANFLUXES is to develop a highly automated method for estimating UEB components to use with Copernicus Sentinel data, enabling its integration into applications and operational services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6774-6777
Volume2016-November
ISBN (Print)9781509033324
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event36th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2016 - Beijing, China
Duration: 10 Jul 201615 Jul 2016

Conference

Conference36th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2016
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period10/07/1615/07/16

Keywords

  • Sentinels
  • urban climate
  • urban energy budget

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