Antarctic ice safety band at risk08 February 2016
Antarctic ice safety band at risk08 February 2016 Antarctica is surrounded by huge ice shelves. New research, using ice velocity data from satellites such as ESA’s heritage Envisat, has revealed that there is a critical point where these shelves act as a safety band, holding back the ice that flows t...
ESA and World Bank hand-in-hand03 December 2015
ESA and World Bank hand-in-hand03 December 2015 Today at the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris, the World Bank and ESA signed an agreement on using information from Earth observation satellites in support of sustainable development.
Timelapse from space reveals glacier in motion26 November 2015
Timelapse from space reveals glacier in motion26 November 2015 Animations that compress 25 years of satellite images into just one second reveal the complex behaviour and flow of glaciers in the Karakoram mountain range in Asia.
International effort reveals Greenland ice loss13 November 2015
International effort reveals Greenland ice loss13 November 2015 One of Greenland’s glaciers is losing five billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean, according to researchers. While these new findings may be disturbing, they are reinforced by a concerted effort to map changes in ice sheets with different sensors f...
Melting slows Greenland ice flow28 October 2015
Melting slows Greenland ice flow28 October 2015 It may seem counter intuitive, but satellite data suggest that part of the Greenland ice sheet moves more slowly if the surface of the ice melts faster.
Chasing ice21 August 2015
Chasing ice21 August 2015 Satellite images show that the fastest moving glacier in the world shed a chunk of ice measuring around 12.5 sq km this week – one of the most significant calving events on record.