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.
ESA calls for Biomass Mission Advisory Group08 May 2013
ESA calls for Biomass Mission Advisory Group08 May 2013 Following ESA’s Earth Observation Programme Board’s selection of the Biomass mission as the seventh Earth Explorer, the Mission Advisory Group is being re-established. Scientists from the Earth science community are invited to apply for membership.