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Data

Discover and download the Earth observation data you need from the broad catalogue of missions the European Space Agency operate and support.

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SciSat-1: ACE-FTS and MAESTRO

SCISAT-1 data aim at monitoring and analysing the chemical processes that control the distribution of ozone in the upper troposphere and stratos...

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Envisat MIPAS temperature, pressure and atmospheric constituents profiles [MIP_NL__2P]

This data product describes localised vertical profiles of pressure, temperature and 15 target species (H2O, O3, HNO3, CH4, N2O, NO2, CFC-11, Cl...

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Envisat MIPAS geo-located and calibrated atmospheric spectra [MIP_NL__1P]

This data product covers the geo-located, spectrally and radiometrically calibrated limb emission spectra in the 685-2410 cm-1 wave number range...

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ERS-2 GOME Total Column Amount of Trace Gases Product

GOME Level 2 products were generated by DLR on behalf of the European Space Agency, and are the end result of the Level 1 to 2 reprocessing camp...

News

Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

Scientific Highlights

Aerosol spread from Australian fires

Ferocious bushfires have been sweeping across Australia since September 2019, fuelled by record-breaking temperatures, drought and wind. The country has always experienced fires, but this season has been horrific.

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Events and Proceedings

Australia: like a furnace

Ferocious bushfires have been sweeping across Australia since September, fuelled by record-breaking temperatures, drought and wind. The country has always experienced fires, but this season has been horrific.

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Scientific Highlights

Methane leak visible from space

Data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite revealed that an explosion in a natural gas well in Ohio in February 2018 released more than 50 000 tons of methane into the atmosphere. The blowout leaked more of this potent greenhouse gas in 20 days than the majority of many European nations do in a year from their oil and gas industries.

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Missions

Explore the European Space Agency's Earth Observation satellite missions. Learn all about ESA's dedicated Earth Explorers or collaborations with other agencies through the Third Party Missions programme.

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Heritage Missions

Envisat

Envisat was ESA's successor to ERS. Envisat carried ten instruments aboard for a wide range of Earth observing fields. The mission was operational from 2002 to 2012.

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NOAA
Third Party Missions

NOAA

NOAA's AVHRR sensor is carried on the POES mission, a constellation of polar orbiting weather satellites.

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INSTRUMENTS

Explore the many instruments the European Space Agency use to observe the Earth. ESA offer data from a wide range of optical, radar, atmospheric, altimetric and gravimetric instrumentation.

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Heritage Missions

MIPAS

MIPAS was an atmospheric instrument carried aboard the Envisat satellite.

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Heritage Missions

MERIS

The MERIS instrument aboard Envisat was primarily dedicated to providing ocean colour measurements.

OTHER RESOURCES

Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - Product Handbook

6 Dec 2019

AVHRR-Handbook.pdf

The AVHRR user handbook provides details about the content of the consolidated and harmonised data set archived at ESA facilities. Download