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Riffler, Michael; Lieberherr, Gian-Duri; Wunderle, Stefan (2015): Lake surface water temperatures of European Alpine lakes (1989-2013) based on the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) 1-km data set. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.831007, Supplement to: Riffler, M et al. (2015): Lake surface water temperatures of European Alpine lakes (1989–2013) based on the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) 1 km data set. Earth System Science Data, 7(1), 1-17, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-7-1-2015

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Abstract:
Lake water temperature (LWT) is an important driver of lake ecosystems and it has been identified as an indicator of climate change. Consequently, the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) lists LWT as an essential climate variable. Although for some European lakes long in situ time series of LWT do exist, many lakes are not observed or only on a non-regular basis making these observations insufficient for climate monitoring. Satellite data can provide the information needed. However, only few satellite sensors offer the possibility to analyse time series which cover 25 years or more. The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) is among these and has been flown as a heritage instrument for almost 35 years. It will be carried on for at least ten more years, offering a unique opportunity for satellite-based climate studies. Herein we present a satellite-based lake surface water temperature (LSWT) data set for European water bodies in or near the Alps based on the extensive AVHRR 1 km data record (1989-2013) of the Remote Sensing Research Group at the University of Bern. It has been compiled out of AVHRR/2 (NOAA-07, -09, -11, -14) and AVHRR/3 (NOAA-16, -17, -18, -19 and MetOp-A) data. The high accuracy needed for climate related studies requires careful pre-processing and consideration of the atmospheric state. The LSWT retrieval is based on a simulation-based scheme making use of the Radiative Transfer for TOVS (RTTOV) Version 10 together with ERA-interim reanalysis data from the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts. The resulting LSWTs were extensively compared with in situ measurements from lakes with various sizes between 14 and 580 km**2 and the resulting biases and RMSEs were found to be within the range of -0.5 to 0.6 K and 1.0 to 1.6 K, respectively. The upper limits of the reported errors could be rather attributed to uncertainties in the data comparison between in situ and satellite observations than inaccuracies of the satellite retrieval. An inter-comparison with the standard Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Land Surface Temperature product exhibits RMSEs and biases in the range of 0.6 to 0.9 and -0.5 to 0.2 K, respectively. The cross-platform consistency of the retrieval was found to be within ~ 0.3 K. For one lake, the satellite-derived trend was compared with the trend of in situ measurements and both were found to be similar. Thus, orbital drift is not causing artificial temperature trends in the data set. A comparison with LSWT derived through global sea surface temperature (SST) algorithms shows lower RMSEs and biases for the simulation-based approach. A running project will apply the developed method to retrieve LSWT for all of Europe to derive the climate signal of the last 30 years.
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Median Latitude: 46.883672 * Median Longitude: 9.571769 * South-bound Latitude: 45.538610 * West-bound Longitude: 5.865000 * North-bound Latitude: 47.983610 * East-bound Longitude: 16.783330
Date/Time Start: 1989-01-09T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2013-12-03T09:35:00
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  1. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Ammer, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830950
  2. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Annecy, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830951
  3. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Atter, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830952
  4. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Biel, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830953
  5. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Bourget, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830954
  6. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Brienz, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830955
  7. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Chiem, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830956
  8. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Como, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830957
  9. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Constance, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830958
  10. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Garda_low, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830959
  11. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Garda_up, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830960
  12. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Geneva, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830961
  13. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Iseo, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830962
  14. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Lucerne, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830963
  15. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Lugano, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830964
  16. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Maggiore, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830965
  17. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Mond, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830966
  18. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Murten, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830967
  19. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Neuchatel, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830968
  20. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Neusiedler, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830969
  21. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Sempach, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830970
  22. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Starnberg, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830971
  23. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Thun, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830972
  24. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Traun, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830973
  25. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Walen, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830974
  26. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Zug, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830976
  27. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based daily mean lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Zurich, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830977
  28. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Ammer, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830920
  29. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Annecy, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830921
  30. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Atter, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830922
  31. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Biel, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830923
  32. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Bourget, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830924
  33. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Brienz, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830925
  34. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Chiem, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830926
  35. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Como, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830927
  36. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Constance, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830928
  37. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Garda_low, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830929
  38. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Garda_up, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830930
  39. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Geneva, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830931
  40. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Iseo, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830932
  41. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Lucerne, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830933
  42. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Lugano, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830934
  43. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Maggiore, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830935
  44. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Mond, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830936
  45. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Murten, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830937
  46. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Neuchatel, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830938
  47. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Neusiedler, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830939
  48. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Sempach, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830940
  49. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Starnberg, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830941
  50. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Thun, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830942
  51. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Traun, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830943
  52. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Walen, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830944
  53. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Zug, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830947
  54. Riffler, M; Lieberherr, G-D; Wunderle, S (2015): Satellite-based lake surface water temperatures from Lake_Zurich, 1989-2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.830948