CryoSat detects hidden Antarctic pattern21 January 2014
CryoSat detects hidden Antarctic pattern21 January 2014 Near the centre of Antarctica, measurements from CryoSat show an unusual pattern in the ice sheet’s elevation. Scientists have now found the reason for this pattern – and the discovery is leading to even more accurate measurements from ESA’s ice missi...
Arctic sea ice up from record low16 December 2013
Arctic sea ice up from record low16 December 2013 Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea ice has significantly increased this autumn.
Antarctica’s ice loss on the rise11 December 2013
Antarctica’s ice loss on the rise11 December 2013 Three years of observations by ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is losing over 150 cubic kilometres of ice each year – considerably more than when last surveyed.
CryoSat measures European storm surge09 December 2013
CryoSat measures European storm surge09 December 2013 ESA’s CryoSat satellite measured the storm surge from the recent North Sea storms, as high waters passed through the Kattegat sea between Denmark and Sweden.
New dimensions on ice11 September 2013
New dimensions on ice11 September 2013 Offering new insights into our fragile polar regions, ESA’s CryoSat mission has provided three consecutive years of Arctic sea-ice thickness measurements, which show that the ice continues to thin.
CryoSat maps largest-ever flood beneath Antarctica02 July 2013 ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found a vast crater in Antarctica’s icy surface. Scientists believe the crater was left behind when a lake lying under about 3 km of ice suddenly drained.