Mapping the world’s forests20 September 2017
Mapping the world’s forests20 September 2017 Using satellite radar data, scientists have created a global map that quantifies the amount of wood in our forests – a key to understanding Earth’s carbon cycle and, ultimately, climate change.
Italy’s drought seen from space05 September 2017
Italy’s drought seen from space05 September 2017 Despite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country.
Quantifying the effects of climate change05 June 2017
Quantifying the effects of climate change05 June 2017 Last year was the hottest on record, Arctic sea ice is on the decline and sea levels continue to rise. In this context, satellites are providing us with an unbiased view of how our climate is changing and the effects it is having on our planet.
Negribreen on the move12 May 2017
Negribreen on the move12 May 2017 Rapid acceleration of an Arctic glacier over the past year has been detected by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellites.
Satellites track Antarctic ice loss over decades02 May 2017 Over two decades of observations by five radar satellites show the acceleration of ice loss of 30 glaciers in Western Palmer Land in the southwest Antarctic Peninsula.
Satellites track variations in Antarctica’s glacial retreat12 December 2016
Satellites track variations in Antarctica’s glacial retreat12 December 2016 Five satellites spanning two decades have revealed variations in the timing and pace of glacial retreat in West Antarctica. Some glaciers’ thinning spreads up to three times faster than on neighbouring tributaries, and was offset by decades.