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.
Checking CryoSat reveals rising Antarctic blue ice29 March 2012
Checking CryoSat reveals rising Antarctic blue ice29 March 2012 Field measurements in the spectacular blue ice region of Antarctica not only provide confidence in the accuracy of ESA’s CryoSat mission, but have also shown that this part of the ice sheet has increased in height.
Antarctic expedition checks CryoSat down-under09 December 2011
Antarctic expedition checks CryoSat down-under09 December 2011 Next week marks 100 years since Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole. As a team of scientists brave the Antarctic to validate data from ESA’s CryoSat mission, it’s hard to imagine what these first intrepid explorers would have thought of today’s adva...
Antarctic ice sheet assures SMOS accuracy02 December 2011
Antarctic ice sheet assures SMOS accuracy02 December 2011 A remarkable ESA campaign in one of the remotest regions on Earth has been fundamental in ensuring that the SMOS mission is delivering reliable data to improve our understanding of Earth’s water cycle.