Good and bad news for our atmosphere29 September 2014
Good and bad news for our atmosphere29 September 2014 Data from ESA’s veteran Envisat satellite show ups and downs in the concentrations of the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide and the climate-relevant greenhouse gas carbon dioxide across the globe.
Ten year-old Dragon gains new strength30 May 2014
Ten year-old Dragon gains new strength30 May 2014 As ESA and China mark a decade of cooperation, imagery over China’s Poyang lake is testament to the new Sentinel satellite’s promise of continued radar data acquisition for a multitude of applications.
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.