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.
Help wanted on tracking biodiversity from space12 August 2015
Help wanted on tracking biodiversity from space12 August 2015 Conservation organisations and space agencies are being called on to join forces to decide how changes in biodiversity can be monitored globally. What, exactly, should be measured by satellites?
Cool summer boosts Arctic ice20 July 2015
Cool summer boosts Arctic ice20 July 2015 Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third following the unusually cool summer of 2013. This new finding suggests that ice in the northern hemisphere is more sensitive to changes in summer mel...