Pinpointing sources of greenhouse gases05 March 2014
Pinpointing sources of greenhouse gases05 March 2014 With increasing levels of greenhouse gases causing our climate to change, it is important to understand exactly where these gases come from and how they disperse in the atmosphere. A recent field campaign has shown that a potential new satellite cou...
Glowing plants a sign of health12 February 2014
Glowing plants a sign of health12 February 2014 Radiant skin is considered a sign of good health in humans, but plants also glow when they are well. A potential new ESA satellite could use this fluorescence to track the health and productivity of vegetation worldwide.
What lies beneath?09 January 2014
What lies beneath?09 January 2014 A field campaign dedicated to SMOS and GOCE has revealed unexpected similarities in the missions’ very different types of measurements. This surprising discovery could lead to a better understanding of what is happening deep under the Antarctic ice...
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.
Could short wavelength radar reveal new views of Earth from space?03 October 2012 As our quest for knowledge about our planet grows, so does the need for novel technologies to offer new insight into the changing face of Earth. Researchers are excited about the potential of a new radar wavelength to image Earth from space.
ESA and NASA join forces to measure Arctic sea ice04 April 2012
ESA and NASA join forces to measure Arctic sea ice04 April 2012 Marking another remarkable collaborative effort, ESA and NASA met up over the Arctic Ocean this week to perform some carefully coordinated flights directly under CryoSat orbiting above. The data gathered help ensure the accuracy of ESA’s ice mission.