The fourth international meeting of the EarthTemp Network will be on the theme of “exploring the complexity of urban surface temperatures”.  

The EarthTemp Network aims to stimulate international collaboration in measuring and understanding the surface Temperatures of Earth. Meetings are designed to bring together expertise from different measurement and application communities. The aim is to establish new scientific and personal links, fostering more integrated understanding of surface temperatures across different domains. Meetings include keynote presentations, discussion groups and throught-provoking workshop activities. Urban environments are the focus of the 2015 network meeting. The complexity and three dimensional nature of urban “surface” temperatures is a major challenge for measurements and for their interpretation and use in a wide range of applications.

This meeting will explore the meanings of surface temperature as represented by a range of measurements (e.g., various forms of remote sensing and in situ thermometry), how these relate to each in the context of the three-dimensional nature of the cityscape, how to integrate insights from different measurements to support a range of applications, including climate, and what factors drive the urban temperature environment.


The 4th EarthTemp Network meeting will take place on 8-10 June 2015 at the University of Reading:

  • The agenda for the meeting is provided here
  • Logistical details, including transport, accommodation and venue information, are provided here


The EarthTemp meeting will be followed on 11-12 June 2015 by a GlobTemperature User Consultation Meeting - see their meeting webpage  for further details.