Dr. Dr. Lluis Perez Planells

Dr. Dr. Lluis Perez Planells

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    P.O. Box 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Work Experience

Since 02/2021

Scientist at KIT, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research – Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing (IMK-ASF)

03/2020 – 05/2020

Visiting Scientist at KIT, IMK-ASF

07/2019 – 10/2019

Visiting Scientist at Instituto de Hidrología de Llanuras - Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas (IHLLA-CIC), Tandil (Argentina)

07/2015 – 02/2021

Senior Research Technician at Earth Physics and Thermodynamics department, Faculty of Physics, University of Valencia (Spain)

Academic studies

09/2017 – 02/2021

PhD in Remote Sensing (Faculty of Physics, University of Valencia, Spain).

Thesis Title: Characterization of the surface emissivity and temperature at heterogeneous sites for different zenith viewing angles using remote sensing

Awarded with the ‘Extraordinary doctoral award’ in Physics by University of Valencia and the ‘UV-Banco Santander 2022-2023 award’

09/2014 – 09/2015

Master in Remote Sensing (Faculty of Physics, University of Valencia, Spain).

Thesis title: Comparison of different profiles to characterize the atmosphere in three MODIS thermal infrared bands

09/2010 – 09/2014

Bachelor’s degree in Physics (Faculty of Physics, University of Valencia, Spain).

Research Interests

My research topics are focused in remote sensing techniques in the thermal infrared (TIR) domain. Currently, I am working on validation of Land Surface Temperature (LST) derived from satellite data and the modelling of annual and diurnal surface temperature cycle. During my PhD, I studied the characterization in the TIR domain of the land surface emissivity and its modelling. Further topics of interest are the atmospheric characterization in the TIR domain, the LST and Surface Air Temperature (SAT) relationship and the surface urban heat island (SUHI) effect.


  • ESA’S LST_cci: LST – Climate Change Initiative project (https://climate.esa.int/en/projects/land-surface-temperature/about/)
  • TIRCALNet: Preparation Study for the TIR Calibration Network
  • ESA-NRSCC Dragon 5 Cooperation: Validation and applications of All-weather LST at high spatial resolution (https://dragon5.esa.int/projects/all-weather-land-surface-temperature-at-high-spatial-resolution-validation-and-applications/)
  • TIR Lake Constance FRM Intercomparison: Thermal infrared product inter-comparison and validation with FRM radiometers (https://www.eumetsat.int/TIR-radiometer-inter-comparison)
  • Copernicus LAW: Validation for Land Surface Temperature, Aerosol Optical Depth and Water Vapor Sentinel-3 Products (https://law.acri-st.fr/home)

Courses Taught

  • Experimental Physics
  • Climatology and meteorology
  • Elemental physics
  • Green energies and solar radiation
  • Remote sensing instruments lab – Thermal radiometry
  • Thermal remote sensing

Further Profiles

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1035-9757

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lluis-Perez-Planells