CryoSat still cool at 10
Today marks 10 years since a Dnepr rocket blasted off from an underground silo in the remote desert steppe of Kazakhstan, launching one of ESA’s most remarkable Earth-observing...News SciencesApril 8, 2020
Greenland and Antarctica losing ice six times...
According to a new report, Greenland and Antarctica are losing ice six times faster than in the 1990s – currently on track with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s...News ObservationMarch 11, 2020
CryoSat sheds new light on Antarctica’s biggest...
Ice loss from Pine Island Glacier has contributed more to sea-level rise over the past four decades than any other glacier in Antarctica. However, the way this huge glacier is...News ObservationFebruary 3, 2020
CryoSat maps Antarctic ice shelves on the move
One of the most recent findings from the extraordinary CryoSat mission shows how it can be used to map changes in the seaward edges of Antarctic ice shelves.News ObservationDecember 13, 2019
El Niño: satellites see red
The wild child of the Pacific is shaping up to be a monster this winter, comparable to the 1997-1998 episode and possibly even worse. The story in pictures.News Observation General public, Institutional, Specialist public, Science and technologyDecember 1, 2015
Cryosat-2 ready to embark on ice mission
ESA’s Cryosat-2 satellite is set to embark on its mission above Earth’s poles on 25 February. With its altimeter, aided by the DORIS instrument, it will monitor variations in ice...News Observation InstitutionalFebruary 2, 2010
CryoSat recovery mission confirmed for 2009
After the loss of CryoSat, 8 October 2005, Esa has confirmed the CryoSat recovery mission to study Earth’s cryosphere. CryoSat-2 is scheduled to launch in 2009, with CNES’s Doris...News Observation InstitutionalMarch 15, 2006
CryoSat all set to monitor sea ice
Like the ocean, glaciers and sea ice play a key role in climate processes, so we need to monitor them. Europe’s CryoSat satellite is set for launch this autumn to observe the...News Observation InstitutionalAugust 16, 2005