The generation and the delivery of long term Climate Data Records describing
the evolution of Essential Climate Variables (ECV) are performed by several
consortia in the Copernicus Climate Change Service.
In Phase 2 (2018-2021), the consortium C3S_Lot5, led by VITO, is in charge of the
surface albedo, Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation
(FAPAR), Leaf Area Index (LAI), land cover, fire, burnt areas and fire radiative power (FRP).
Its concept consists in:
securing the continuation of the products by moving towards Sentinel-3 as primary data source by linking with CGLS
make important steps towards cross-CDR consitency by harmonizing the pre-processing and implement operational tools to monitor the CDRs quality and their cross-consistency.
In the continuity of its involvment in Phase 1 (2017-2019), HYGEOS is participating in C3S_Lot5 consortium by:
the definition of atmospheric correction applied to various sensors data, including the propagation of uncertainties for the albedo, LAI and FAPAR products. The works performed in Phase 1 was presented at LPV 2018.
the contribution to the harmonization of the pre-processing for the atmospheric correction aspects.
Funder: European Center for Medium range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) for European Commission (EC) Duration: 2018 - 2021 Contact at Hygeos:Didier Ramon