Is global warming hiding underwater?07 February 2014
Is global warming hiding underwater?07 February 2014 Satellite observations of global sea-surface temperature show that a 30-year upward trend has slowed down within the last 15 years. Climate scientists say this is not the end of global warming, but the result of a rearrangement in the energy flow of t...
Taking Earth’s temperature13 January 2014
Taking Earth’s temperature13 January 2014 Like thermometers in the sky, satellite instruments can measure the temperatures of Earth’s surfaces. ESA’s new GlobTemperature project is merging these data from a variety of spaceborne sensors to provide scientists with a one-stop shop for land, lak...
Earth from Space: Lands of change25 October 2013
Earth from Space: Lands of change25 October 2013 Lakes and mountains of western Uganda are captured in this Envisat radar image.
Reflecting on Earth’s albedo06 September 2013
Reflecting on Earth’s albedo06 September 2013 The amount of sunlight being absorbed or reflected by Earth is one of the driving forces for weather and climate. Satellites are providing this information with unprecedented accuracy.
Our living planet: Earth’s ‘carbon dioxide breathing’ seen from space04 September 2013 Ten years of satellite observations of greenhouse gases reveal that carbon dioxide in our atmosphere continues to increase despite international efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Satellites also show that recent methane increases are likely due to m...
Earth from Space: Explosive land19 July 2013
Earth from Space: Explosive land19 July 2013 This Envisat radar image features a chain of volcanoes called the Virunga Mountains that stretch across Rwanda’s northern border with Uganda and east into the Democratic Republic of the Congo.