SMOS on acid17 February 2015
SMOS on acid17 February 2015 With fundamental changes happening to the chemistry of the world’s oceans, salinity information from ESA’s SMOS mission is being used with other Earth observation data to obtain information on ‘the other carbon dioxide problem’ – ocean acidification.
Mapping forest structure from space30 January 2015
Mapping forest structure from space30 January 2015 Over the last 10 years a new method using satellite radar data has been maturing to provide 3D views of Earth’s natural resources and urban environments. Scientists from around the world gathered recently to share the latest advances in the exciting t...
Satellites catch Austfonna shedding ice23 January 2015
Satellites catch Austfonna shedding ice23 January 2015 Rapid ice loss in a remote Arctic ice cap has been detected by the Sentinel-1A and CryoSat satellites.
Is Europe an underestimated sink for carbon dioxide?05 January 2015
Is Europe an underestimated sink for carbon dioxide?05 January 2015 A new study using satellite data suggests that Europe’s vegetation extracts more carbon from the atmosphere than previously thought.
Salinity matters18 December 2014
Salinity matters18 December 2014 Measurements of salt held in surface seawater are becoming ever-more important for us to understand ocean circulation and Earth’s water cycle. ESA’s SMOS mission is proving essential to the quest.
Timing carbon turnover03 December 2014
Timing carbon turnover03 December 2014 Scientists are using satellite data to improve understanding of the time it takes for a carbon atom fixed in a plant by photosynthesis to return into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide – known as ‘carbon turnover’.