Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014
Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014 Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat mission have been used to map the height of the huge ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica and show how they are changing. New results reveal combined ice volume loss at an unprecedented rate of 500 cubic kil...
Special delivery from CryoSat11 June 2014
Special delivery from CryoSat11 June 2014 New data products from ESA’s ice mission open new doors for scientists studying oceans.
CryoSat finds sharp increase in Antarctica’s ice losses19 May 2014 Three years of observations from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year – twice as much as when it was last surveyed.
Ice mission and extreme camping14 May 2014
Ice mission and extreme camping14 May 2014 While camping may appeal to some, scientists recently took the pastime to punishing limits. Enduring the bitter Arctic cold out on the sea ice, they were part of a major international effort to ensure ESA’s CryoSat satellite is delivering a true pictu...
CryoSat detects hidden Antarctic pattern21 January 2014
CryoSat detects hidden Antarctic pattern21 January 2014 Near the centre of Antarctica, measurements from CryoSat show an unusual pattern in the ice sheet’s elevation. Scientists have now found the reason for this pattern – and the discovery is leading to even more accurate measurements from ESA’s ice missi...
Arctic sea ice up from record low16 December 2013
Arctic sea ice up from record low16 December 2013 Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea ice has significantly increased this autumn.