CryoSat reveals major loss of Arctic sea ice13 February 2013
CryoSat reveals major loss of Arctic sea ice13 February 2013 An international team of scientists using new measurements from ESA’s ice mission has discovered that the volume of Arctic sea ice has declined by 36% during autumn and 9% during winter between 2003 and 2012.
ESA satellites looking deeper into sea ice05 October 2012
ESA satellites looking deeper into sea ice05 October 2012 This year, satellites saw the extent of Arctic sea ice hit a record low since measurements began in the 1970s. ESA’s SMOS and CryoSat satellites are now taking a deeper look by measuring the volume of the sea-ice cover.
Radar altimetry gains altitude in Venice24 September 2012
Radar altimetry gains altitude in Venice24 September 2012 Scientists have gathered in the 'floating city' this week to talk about radar altimetry – measuring the heights of the global sea surface, freshwater bodies, land and ice using spaceborne sensors.
CryoSat goes to sea28 May 2012
CryoSat goes to sea28 May 2012 CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies. High-resolution mapping of the topography of the ocean floor is now being added to the ice...
Watch the replay: Earth from Space – special edition15 May 2012 Tommaso Parrinello, CryoSat Mission Manager, and Duncan Wingham, Chief Executive of the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council, join the Earth from Space programme to discuss ESA’s ice mission. Watch the replay
Latest CryoSat result revealed24 April 2012
Latest CryoSat result revealed24 April 2012 After nearly a year and a half of operations, CryoSat has yielded its first seasonal variation map of Arctic sea-ice thickness. Results from ESA’s ice mission were presented today at the Royal Society in London.