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.
Earth from Space: Raystown Ray12 July 2013
Earth from Space: Raystown Ray12 July 2013 This Envisat radar image is centred on the man-made Raystown Lake in the US state of Pennsylvania.
Earth’s northern biomass mapped and measured26 June 2013
Earth’s northern biomass mapped and measured26 June 2013 The biomass of the northern hemisphere’s forests has been mapped with greater precision than ever before thanks to satellites, improving our understanding of the carbon cycle and our prediction of Earth’s future climate.