Paving the way for carbon mission15 September 2014
Paving the way for carbon mission15 September 2014 Scientists met in California this summer to test new methods for measuring greenhouse gases. This joint effort helps to show how ESA’s CarbonSat candidate satellite mission could identify sources of carbon dioxide and methane and how they disperse in...
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.
Earth’s northern biomass mapped and measured26 June 2013
Earth’s northern biomass mapped and measured26 June 2013 The biomass of the northern hemisphere’s forests has been mapped with greater precision than ever before thanks to satellites, improving our understanding of the carbon cycle and our prediction of Earth’s future climate.
ESA’s Earth satellites are stars21 June 2013
ESA’s Earth satellites are stars21 June 2013 The first three Earth Explorer satellites have surpassed their original objectives, demonstrating the versatility of these collaborative missions.
Earth Explorers take centre stage at Le Bourget19 June 2013
Earth Explorers take centre stage at Le Bourget19 June 2013 ESA’s new Biomass mission and the numerous accomplishments from the existing Earth Explorer satellites came into focus today at the Paris Air and Space Show.