Air quality under new scrutiny28 October 2014
Air quality under new scrutiny28 October 2014 As part of the preparations for the Sentinel-5 Precursor air-quality monitoring mission, scientists teamed up in Romania recently to test different airborne systems that will be used to ensure this new satellite delivers accurate measurements of pollu...
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites16 October 2014
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites16 October 2014 Contracts were signed today to build three pairs of MetOp Second Generation satellites, ensuring the continuity of essential information for global weather forecasting and climate monitoring for decades to come.
Romania to shed new light on the atmosphere14 October 2014
Romania to shed new light on the atmosphere14 October 2014 Romania is leading the way in an ambitious project to build an instrument to detect and monitor tiny particles suspended in the air. The new ‘lidar’– the first of its kind in Europe – is set to contribute to ESA’s satellites that focus on the atmosphe...
CryoSat unveils secrets of the deep03 October 2014
CryoSat unveils secrets of the deep03 October 2014 ESA’s ice mission has been used to create a new gravity map, exposing thousands of previously unchartered ‘seamounts’, ridges and deep ocean structures. This vivid new picture of the least-explored part of the ocean offers fresh clues about how contin...
Good and bad news for our atmosphere29 September 2014
Good and bad news for our atmosphere29 September 2014 Data from ESA’s veteran Envisat satellite show ups and downs in the concentrations of the air pollutant nitrogen dioxide and the climate-relevant greenhouse gas carbon dioxide across the globe.
GOCE reveals gravity dip from ice loss26 September 2014
GOCE reveals gravity dip from ice loss26 September 2014 Although not designed to map changes in Earth’s gravity over time, ESA’s extraordinary satellite has shown that the ice lost from West Antarctica over the last few years has left its signature.