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  • News - Infographics

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    What is CRYO2ICE?

    Learn about CRYO2ICE, an innovative campaign producing near simultaneous acquisitions over Antarctica from the CryoSat and ICESAT-2 missions, in this new infographic.

  • Tools - Analysis

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    VtCryoSat

    VtCryoSat is a tool for easily browsing and downloading CryoSat products through an interactive and graphical web interface.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Using Satellite Data to Predict Floods and Droughts

    Scientists are turning to remote sensing to fill the in-situ data gap in hydrological data models in some parts of the world.

  • News - Data Release news

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    Updated CryoSat magnetometer data now available with new baseline 0201

    An improved version of the CryoSat magnetic field data is now available on the Swarm Dissemination Server with new baseline 0201.

  • News - Data Release news

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    Updated CryoSat magnetometer data now available

    An improved version of the CryoSat magnetic field data (version 0102) is now available in the "#CryoSat-2" folder of the ESA FTP server.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Transforming space data into climate action

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are playing a key role in the revitalised global drive to combat climate change.

  • Document - General Reference

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    The first of ESA's first Opportunity Missions- CryoSat

    This article was published in the Earth Observation Quarterly nr 63 which appeared in 1999 and describes the CryoSat Mission. In the same issue of EOQ there are various articles giving a general presentation of the ESA Living Planet programme.

  • Document - General Reference

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    The European Space Agency's Earth Explorer Mission CryoSat- Measuring Variability in the Cryosphere

    This paper provides an overview of the mission and the measurement characteristics of the new SIRAL instrument: examples of data acquired on recent preparatory campaigns are presented, preparatory plans for calibration and validation of CryoSat data are also described.

  • Document - General Reference

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    The CryoSat System - the satellite and its radar altimeter

    This article was published in the ESA Bulletin Nr. 122 and describes the elements of the satellite that are to be launched into space.

  • Document - General Reference

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    The CryoSat Data Products- their generation, in-situ validation and applications

    This article was published in the ESA Bulletin Nr. 122 and describes those parts of the overall system that will not be launched into space

  • News - Data Release news

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    Systematic swath elevation and monthly DEMs over the Greenland Ice Sheet margin from CryoSat

    The CryoTEMPO-EOLIS (Elevation Over Land Ice from Swath), the first of the CryoTEMPO products, is now available.

  • News - Data Release news

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    Systematic swath elevation and monthly DEMs over the Antarctica Ice Sheet margin from CryoSat 2

    Land-ice is declining globally, raising sea levels worldwide and impacting glacial risks and access to fresh-water in high-mountain glaciers regions.

  • News - General News

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    Stunning new features for ESA and NASA altimetry portal cs2eo.org

    Working with combined ESA and NASA altimetry data is easier than ever thanks to a range of handy new features on cs2eo.org.

  • Data - EO Sign In Authentication (Open)

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    SMOS - CryoSat L4 Sea Ice Thickness

    The SMOS-CryoSat merged Sea Ice Thickness Level 4 product, in NetCDF format, is based on estimates from both the MIRAS and the SIRAL instruments with a significant reduction in the relative uncertainty for the thickness of the thin ice. A weekly averaged preliminary product is generated every day by the Alfred Wegener Institut (AWI) by merging the weekly CryoSat Sea Ice Thickness product and the daily SMOS Sea Ice Thickness retrieval. A final product is provided with a latency of about 3-4 weeks using a different global sea ice concentration product and a reprocessed CryoSat product. All grids are projected onto the 25 km EASE2 Grid based on a polar aspect spherical Lambert azimuthal equal-area projection. The grid dimension is 5400 x 5400 km, equal to a 432 x 432 grid centered on the geographic pole. Coverage is limited to the October-April (winter) period for the Northern Hemisphere, due to the melting season, from year 2010 onwards.

  • News - Operational News

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    SIRAL measurements continue during CRYO2ICE

    On 16 July, ESA is kicking off its CRYO2ICE campaign that aims to raise CryoSat-2's orbit by approximately 900 metres, bringing it in sync with NASA's ICESat-2.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    Seventh CryoSat Quality Working Group meeting - final report

    The 7th CryoSat Quality Working Group (QWG) meeting Summary and Recommendation Report are available to download.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Satellites reveal changes to Earth’s icy zones

    ESA’s Earth observation activities are helping scientists investigate the influence of climate change on widespread ice-losses across the planet.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Satellite data central to ocean monitoring

    Over 95% of Earth’s water is found in our oceans, and yet sadly, oceans are under stress from climate change and pollution. Monitoring our oceans is vital for Earth’s survival and satellites are the primary means of long-term and independent observation of our vast ocean bodies and their associated coastal zones.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Robust airborne radar instrument aids CryoSat ice data

    During the 12 years that ESA’s ice mission – CryoSat – has been monitoring Earth’s ice masses from space, simultaneous airborne measurements were made by ASIRAS.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Retrieving Snow Depth Over Sea Ice Using Dual-Frequency Altimetric Measurements

    A new study from the sea ice team of the Laboratory of Space Geophysical and Oceanographic Studies (LEGOS) in Toulouse has shown that dual-frequency SARAL and CryoSat-2 altimetric measurements can be used to retrieve consistent snow depth data over sea ice in both hemispheres.