New dimensions on ice11 September 2013
New dimensions on ice11 September 2013 Offering new insights into our fragile polar regions, ESA’s CryoSat mission has provided three consecutive years of Arctic sea-ice thickness measurements, which show that the ice continues to thin.
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...
Satellites improve air quality monitoring in South Africa22 August 2013 Economic development often means an increase of harmful gases into the atmosphere. ESA’s GlobEmission project uses satellite data to monitor atmospheric pollution from emissions.
Watching wetlands from space23 July 2013
Watching wetlands from space23 July 2013 The use of satellite data to monitor wetlands for sustainable water management is growing. Following promising results from monitoring efforts in the Mediterranean, ESA is working with African partners to expand its GlobWetland project even further.
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.