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.
Fast access to CryoSat’s Arctic ice measurements now available17 April 2015 ESA’s ice mission has become the first satellite to provide information on Arctic sea-ice thickness in near-real time to aid maritime activities in the polar region.
Revealing mountains hiding under ice29 April 2015
Revealing mountains hiding under ice29 April 2015 Results from a recent field campaign, which was organised to help investigate the potential of a new Earth observation mission concept, have provided a unique 3D glimpse of the peaks and troughs under the Mittelbergferner glacier in the Austrian Alps.
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...