International effort reveals Greenland ice loss13 November 2015
International effort reveals Greenland ice loss13 November 2015 One of Greenland’s glaciers is losing five billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean, according to researchers. While these new findings may be disturbing, they are reinforced by a concerted effort to map changes in ice sheets with different sensors f...
Melting slows Greenland ice flow28 October 2015
Melting slows Greenland ice flow28 October 2015 It may seem counter intuitive, but satellite data suggest that part of the Greenland ice sheet moves more slowly if the surface of the ice melts faster.
Chasing ice21 August 2015
Chasing ice21 August 2015 Satellite images show that the fastest moving glacier in the world shed a chunk of ice measuring around 12.5 sq km this week – one of the most significant calving events on record.
Cool summer boosts Arctic ice20 July 2015
Cool summer boosts Arctic ice20 July 2015 Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third following the unusually cool summer of 2013. This new finding suggests that ice in the northern hemisphere is more sensitive to changes in summer mel...
SMOS sings the song of ice and fire02 July 2015
SMOS sings the song of ice and fire02 July 2015 While ESA’s water mission continues to deliver key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity to advance our understanding of Earth, it is becoming increasingly important for ‘real world’ applications, further demonstrating the societal benefit o...
Chasing polar winds with lasers04 June 2015
Chasing polar winds with lasers04 June 2015 Preparing for the launch of ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite next year, scientists from Europe and the US recently teamed up in Iceland to measure the wind over the North Atlantic.