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...
Kite-blown Antarctic explorers make most southerly Galileo positioning fix 04 February 2019 A kite-blown science expedition to the interior of Antarctica has made the most southerly positioning fixes yet made with Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system.
Climate analysis toolbox updated22 November 2018
Climate analysis toolbox updated22 November 2018 An update to ESA’s climate analysis toolbox that combines information collected from numerous satellite missions is now available, and can supercharge climate-change research studies for scientists and degree-level students.
ESA’s gravity-mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under Antarctic ice07 November 2018 It was five years ago this month that ESA’s GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to gravity, but its results are still yielding buried treasure – giving a new view of the remnants of lost continents hidden deep under the ice sheet of Antarc...