The Urban Heat Island (UHI) phenomenon is one example of the effect of urban areas in the local climate. This effect mainly consists of the heating of urban zones in comparison to their non-urbanized surroundings.

The atmospheric air temperature of densely urbanized areas is higher than the one of the nearby rural areas. Its relevance usually appears during the night because of the release of energy that has been stored by built-up surfaces during the day. Among the local impacts and negative effects of the UHI phenomenon, we can highlight thermal stress and deaths, higher energy consumption (due to air-conditioning), atmospheric chemistry (ozone emissions from energy consumptions) and increased water demand.

This webinar focuses on learning how to detect the Urban Heat Island phenomenon using Sentinel-3 SLSTR data. The principal objective of SLSTR products is to provide global and regional Sea and Land Surface Temperature to a very high level of accuracy for both climatological and meteorological applications.

During this webinar, we will use RUS to process Sentinel-3 SLTR data. In addition, we will show how to access the RUS Service and how to download, process, analyse and visualize the free data acquired by the Copernicus satellites.

You can replay this webinar through our RUS Copernicus Training channel available on Youtube.

You can also retrieve the corresponding training support in the Train with RUS section of the RUS portal.


RUS Webinar – Urban Heat Island detection with Sentinel-3 – 14 Feb. 2019