Understanding the ‘OC’ in GOCE25 November 2014
Understanding the ‘OC’ in GOCE25 November 2014 A year after the satellite reentered the atmosphere, scientists using data from the GOCE satellite have made a breakthrough in our understanding of ocean currents.
GOCE reveals gravity dip from ice loss26 September 2014
GOCE reveals gravity dip from ice loss26 September 2014 Although not designed to map changes in Earth’s gravity over time, ESA’s extraordinary satellite has shown that the ice lost from West Antarctica over the last few years has left its signature.
Lifetime of gravity measurements heralds new beginning30 July 2014 Although ESA’s GOCE satellite is no more, all of the measurements it gathered during its life skirting the fringes of our atmosphere, including the very last as it drifted slowly back to Earth, have been drawn together to offer new opportunities for s...
What lies beneath?09 January 2014
What lies beneath?09 January 2014 A field campaign dedicated to SMOS and GOCE has revealed unexpected similarities in the missions’ very different types of measurements. This surprising discovery could lead to a better understanding of what is happening deep under the Antarctic ice...
Earth’s gravity scarred by earthquake03 December 2013
Earth’s gravity scarred by earthquake03 December 2013 ESA’s GOCE satellite has revealed that the devastating Japanese earthquake of 2011 left its mark in Earth’s gravity – yet another example of this extraordinary mission surpassing its original scope.
GOCE gives in to gravity11 November 2013
GOCE gives in to gravity11 November 2013 Close to 01:00 CET on Monday 11 November, ESA’s GOCE satellite reentered Earth’s atmosphere on a descending orbit pass that extended across Siberia, the western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica. As expected, the satellite disinte...