Ice venturers yield results for CryoSat18 March 2015
Ice venturers yield results for CryoSat18 March 2015 Trekking to the far reaches of the Arctic for the sole purpose of collecting snow and ice measurements may seem extreme, but it is thanks to these efforts that scientists will soon have even better satellite information at their fingertips to assess c...
Mapping sea surface from the Space Station16 March 2015
Mapping sea surface from the Space Station16 March 2015 A new concept that involves mounting an instrument on the International Space Station and taking advantage of signals from navigation satellites could provide measurements of sea-surface height and information about features related to ocean currents,...
SMOS on acid17 February 2015
SMOS on acid17 February 2015 With fundamental changes happening to the chemistry of the world’s oceans, salinity information from ESA’s SMOS mission is being used with other Earth observation data to obtain information on ‘the other carbon dioxide problem’ – ocean acidification.
Plant power from above03 February 2015
Plant power from above03 February 2015 Field experiments have shown how ESA’s potential FLEX mission could identify vegetation that is suffering degrees of stress invisible to the naked eye.
Mapping forest structure from space30 January 2015
Mapping forest structure from space30 January 2015 Over the last 10 years a new method using satellite radar data has been maturing to provide 3D views of Earth’s natural resources and urban environments. Scientists from around the world gathered recently to share the latest advances in the exciting t...
Satellites catch Austfonna shedding ice23 January 2015
Satellites catch Austfonna shedding ice23 January 2015 Rapid ice loss in a remote Arctic ice cap has been detected by the Sentinel-1A and CryoSat satellites.