Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014
Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014 Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat mission have been used to map the height of the huge ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica and show how they are changing. New results reveal combined ice volume loss at an unprecedented rate of 500 cubic kil...
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...
Versatility extends life of water mission18 July 2014
Versatility extends life of water mission18 July 2014 SMOS is not only delivering key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity for science, but its data are also being used for a growing number of practical applications. Reflecting this versatility along with new synergistic opportunities, the mis...
How does a beer cooler help understand climate?09 July 2014
How does a beer cooler help understand climate?09 July 2014 While engineers have almost finished building the first Sentinel-3 satellite for ocean forecasting and marine safety, a beer cooler has an unusual role in supporting the long-term record of sea-surface temperatures.
Swarm reveals Earth’s changing magnetism19 June 2014
Swarm reveals Earth’s changing magnetism19 June 2014 The first set of high-resolution results from ESA’s three-satellite Swarm constellation reveals the most recent changes in the magnetic field that protects our planet.
Ten year-old Dragon gains new strength30 May 2014
Ten year-old Dragon gains new strength30 May 2014 As ESA and China mark a decade of cooperation, imagery over China’s Poyang lake is testament to the new Sentinel satellite’s promise of continued radar data acquisition for a multitude of applications.