Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014
Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014 Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat mission have been used to map the height of the huge ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica and show how they are changing. New results reveal combined ice volume loss at an unprecedented rate of 500 cubic kil...
How does a beer cooler help understand climate?09 July 2014
How does a beer cooler help understand climate?09 July 2014 While engineers have almost finished building the first Sentinel-3 satellite for ocean forecasting and marine safety, a beer cooler has an unusual role in supporting the long-term record of sea-surface temperatures.
Monitoring climate change from space13 June 2014
Monitoring climate change from space13 June 2014 How do measurements from satellites flying above Earth provide essential information on the effects of climate change on our planet? Scientific and political organisations considered the question in London today.
CryoSat finds sharp increase in Antarctica’s ice losses19 May 2014 Three years of observations from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year – twice as much as when it was last surveyed.
Hot and dry – but why?05 May 2014
Hot and dry – but why?05 May 2014 Using satellite data, scientists are improving their understanding of the relationship between droughts and heatwaves in order to forecast hot spells better in the future.
Balancing the sea-level budget26 March 2014
Balancing the sea-level budget26 March 2014 Water from melting glaciers and ice sheets, along with thermal expansion of ocean water due to rising temperatures, are causing global sea-level rise. Scientists are exploiting satellite data to understand better just how much each component contribut...