Published on 3 May 2022
On 1 May 2022, when this image was acquired, the air temperature reached 49.5°C in Nawabshah (Pakistan) and 47.1°C in Bikaner (India). On the same day, the Land Surface Temperature (LST) in the area reached peaks of 62°C as highlighted in this Copernicus Sentinel-3 image. (NB: The high air temperatures are reflected in land surface temperature values. The LST is the temperature of the soil and should not be confused with air temperature).
The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission is composed of two twin satellites (Sentinel-3A and Sentinel-3B) both equipped with the Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer, an instrument whose main objective is to provide Sea and Land Surface Temperature (SST, LST).