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.
Is Europe an underestimated sink for carbon dioxide?05 January 2015
Is Europe an underestimated sink for carbon dioxide?05 January 2015 A new study using satellite data suggests that Europe’s vegetation extracts more carbon from the atmosphere than previously thought.
Salinity matters18 December 2014
Salinity matters18 December 2014 Measurements of salt held in surface seawater are becoming ever-more important for us to understand ocean circulation and Earth’s water cycle. ESA’s SMOS mission is proving essential to the quest.
CryoSat extends its reach on the Arctic15 December 2014
CryoSat extends its reach on the Arctic15 December 2014 CryoSat has delivered this year’s map of autumn sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, revealing a small decrease in ice volume. In a new phase for ESA’s ice mission, the measurements can now also be used to help vessels navigate through the north coastal w...
Timing carbon turnover03 December 2014
Timing carbon turnover03 December 2014 Scientists are using satellite data to improve understanding of the time it takes for a carbon atom fixed in a plant by photosynthesis to return into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide – known as ‘carbon turnover’.
Fogo volcano on Sentinel’s radar02 December 2014
Fogo volcano on Sentinel’s radar02 December 2014 Radar images from the Sentinel-1A satellite are helping to monitor ground movements of the recently erupted Fogo volcano.