Anna Vaculik

Anna Vaculik
M.S, Geology, Graduate, 05/29/2019

Cohort Level: Cohort - II

Career Goal: To either work for NOAA or a company that will allow to continue to use the skills I have gained through my time as both a student and a researcher.

Expected Graduation Date: May 31, 2019

Degree: M.S Geology

Research Title: Downscaling of Satellite Land Surface Temperature Over Urban Environments

Research Synopsis: The purpose of this study is to estimate high temporal and high spatial resolution land surface temperature (LST) over different surface types in urban regions. The goal is to estimate high resolution LST by combining Landsat 8 and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R) infrared-based LST. Landsat 8 provides higher spatial resolution (30 m) estimates of skin temperature every 16 days. However, GOES-R which has lower spatial resolution (2 km) has much higher temporal resolution (5 min). The research project aims to match the dates that both GOES-R and Landsat LSTs to find their spatial relationship to develop the downscaling of GOES-R LST. The downscaling approach will account for systematic biases between Landsat and GOES-R LST products.