SMOS joins forces with top weather forecasting system12 June 2019 As of yesterday, 11 June 2019, measurements from ESA’s SMOS mission are being fully integrated into ECMWF’s forecasting system, allowing for a more accurate description of water content in soil.
Antarctic glaciers named after satellites07 June 2019
Antarctic glaciers named after satellites07 June 2019 Dramatic changes in the shape of the Antarctic ice sheet have become emblematic of the climate crisis. And, in deference to the critical role that satellites play in measuring and monitoring Antarctic glaciology, seven areas of fast-flowing ice on the...
A quarter of glacier ice in West Antarctica is now unstable16 May 2019 By combining 25 years of ESA satellite data, scientists have discovered that warming ocean waters have caused the ice to thin so rapidly that 24% of the glacier ice in West Antarctica is now affected.
Glaciers lose nine trillion tonnes of ice in half a century08 April 2019 When we think of climate change, one of the first things to come to mind is melting polar ice. However, ice loss isn’t just restricted to the polar regions. According to research published today, glaciers around the world have lost well over 9000 giga...
Sentinels monitor converging ice cracks14 March 2019
Sentinels monitor converging ice cracks14 March 2019 The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission shows how cracks cutting across Antarctica’s Brunt ice shelf are on course to truncate the shelf and release an iceberg about the size of Greater London – it’s just a matter of time.
Science key to taking the pulse of our planet07 February 2019
Science key to taking the pulse of our planet07 February 2019 For some, the concept of ‘science’ may seem difficult or even boring, particularly if it was taught poorly at school. However, with all of us facing the consequences of a rapidly changing world, science is fundamental to implementing adaptation and mi...