Yu W, Nan Z*, Wang Z, Chen H, Wu T, Zhao L. An Effective Interpolation Method for MODIS Land Surface Temperature on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing. 2015, 8(9): 4539-4550. DOI:10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2464094.
Zhuotong Nan (firstname.lastname@example.org, 南卓铜)
This tool implements a new interpolation method for MODIS land surface temperature (LST) following the theory of similarity. It estimates the missing LST pixels by known LST pixel sets which bear similar characteristics of LST variation as the missing pixels. A case study on the Qinghai Tibet plateau has already been carried out, showing its obvious advantages over the traditional geostatistic methods, the latter was unable to do with a large area and temporally continuous data missing situations. This approach is especially good for a study area with a large area and mountainous terrain.
fig 1a, with this approach
fig 1b, with Kriging