Diurnal variations in land surface temperature of Metropolitan Lahore

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Diurnal variations in land surface temperature of Metropolitan Lahore

Aisha Khan, Sheikh Saeed Ahmed
J. Bio. Env. Sci.21( 5), 41-45, November 2022.
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As natural and human induced changes to the earth surface causes the thermal heterogeneity to surface temperature of the earth surface, the remotely sensed thermal infrared (TIR) data obtained for the determination of Land Surface Temperature (LST) provides a continuous global coverage to determine and quantify these changes effectively. In this study, diurnal variations in the LST of Lahore were determined from the duration of 2000-2020 using MODIS data. MODIS Terra Satellite data of MOD11A1 and MOD11A2 was used to extract the daytime and nighttime LST variations respectively in the study area. The outcome indicated the spatial increase in the LST of Lahore leading to the increase in the urban heat island effect in the area as well.


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