Seasonal Variations in Diurnal Temperature Range From Satellites and Surface Observations

@article{Sun2006SeasonalVI,
  title={Seasonal Variations in Diurnal Temperature Range From Satellites and Surface Observations},
  author={Donglian Sun and Menas Kafatos and Rachel T. Pinker and David R. Easterling},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing},
  year={2006},
  volume={44},
  pages={2779-2785}
}
The diurnal temperature range (DTR) is an important climate-change variable and, until recently, it was derived from station observations of surface air temperature (Ta). Station-based observations are sparse and unevenly distributed, making the use of satellites an attractive option for evaluating DTR. In this study, satellite-based estimates of DTR are evaluated against ground measurements of surface skin temperature (Ts) and compared with weather-station observations based on Ta… CONTINUE READING