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CryoSat maps ice shelf on the move

13 December 2019

It is now almost 10 years since ESA's CryoSat was launched. Throughout its decade in orbit, this novel satellite, which carries a radar altimeter to measure changes in the height of the world's ice, has returned a wealth of information about how ice sheets, sea ice and glaciers are responding to climate change. One of the most recent findings from this extraordinary mission shows how it can be used to map changes in the seaward edges of Antarctic ice shelves.

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Greenland ice loss much faster than expected

10 December 2019

The Greenland ice sheet is losing mass seven times faster than in the 1990s, according to new research.

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Satellites key to '10 Insights in Climate Science' report

06 December 2019

A new easy-to-read guide, ‘10 New Insights in Climate Science' has been presented to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa, at the COP25 climate conference.

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Space is key to monitoring ocean acidification

28 November 2019

This week, the UN World Meteorological Organization announced that concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached yet another high. This ongoing trend is not only heating up the planet, but also affecting the chemical composition of our oceans. Until recently, it has been difficult to monitor 'ocean acidification', but scientists are exploring new ways to combine information from different sources, including from ESA's SMOS mission, to shed new light on this major environmental concern.

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Steve over the picket fence

27 November 2019

Strange ribbons of purple light that appeared in the sky – known as Steve – became the subject of debate in 2017, as their origins were unbeknown to scientists. Now, photographs of this remarkable phenomena have been studied to understand their exact position in the night sky.

GEOSS Platform - Data and knowledge

26 November 2019

This article shows how the GEOSS Platform could potentially provide value to different categories of users, including Earth scientists and policy makers, in finding, producing and analysing information, in support of Sustainable Development Goal 15.3.1.

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