Satellite cousins have ice covered16 December 2016
Satellite cousins have ice covered16 December 2016 Although not designed to deliver information on ice, ESA’s Earth Explorer SMOS satellite can detect thin sea-ice. Since its cousin, CryoSat, is better at measuring thicker ice scientists have found a way of using these missions together to yield an ev...
Satellites track variations in Antarctica’s glacial retreat12 December 2016
Satellites track variations in Antarctica’s glacial retreat12 December 2016 Five satellites spanning two decades have revealed variations in the timing and pace of glacial retreat in West Antarctica. Some glaciers’ thinning spreads up to three times faster than on neighbouring tributaries, and was offset by decades.
Sharing Earth observation satellite data to help understand our planet01 December 2016 Since the launch of the first Earth-observing satellites in the 1970s, numerous missions from international space organisations have taken to the sky. Today, decades of data are helping scientists to build a better picture of changes to our planet.
CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels 26 July 2016
CryoSat sets new standard for measuring sea levels 26 July 2016 Trying to measure sea levels around rugged coastlines is not always an easy task. ESA’s CryoSat satellite is making a difference with its radar altimeter.
Step to the Stars11 July 2016
Step to the Stars11 July 2016 The Farnborough International Airshow is one of the next stops of a touring exhibition on space and Antarctica, through which ESA and the British Antarctic Survey present the story “Step to the stars – our future in space starts on Earth”.