Spatio-temporal variation of land surface temperature and temperature lapse rate over mountainous Kashmir Himalaya

  title={Spatio-temporal variation of land surface temperature and temperature lapse rate over mountainous Kashmir Himalaya},
  author={S. Romshoo and M. Rafiq and I. Rashid},
  journal={Journal of Mountain Science},
In this study, Land Surface Temperature (LST) and its lapse rate over the mountainous Kashmir Himalaya was estimated using MODIS data and correlated with the observed in-situ air temperature (Tair) data. Comparison between the MODIS LST and Tair showed a close agreement with the maximum error of the estimate ±1°C and the correlation coefficient >0.90. Analysis of the LST data from 2002-2012 showed an increasing trend at all the selected locations except at a site located in the southeastern… Expand

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