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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.

Data Description

SMOS Tropical Cyclone Wind Radii Fixes WRF

The SMOS WRF product is available in Near Real Time to support tropical cyclones (TC) forecasts. It is generated within 4 to 6 hours from sensin...

Data Description

SMOS NRT L2 Swath Wind Speed

SMOS retrieved surface wind speed gridded maps (with a spatial sampling of 1/4 x 1/4 degrees) are available in NetCDF format. Each product conta...

Data Description

SMOS L3 Daily Wind Speed

SMOS L3WS products are daily composite maps of the collected SMOS L2 swath wind products for a specific day, provided with the same grid than th...

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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...

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

Gravity Field Models from Swarm data

In addition to its geomagnetic objectives, GPS receivers onboard Swarm can and have already been exploited to measure temporal variations in Earth's global gravity field.

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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.

SMOS
Earth Explorers

SMOS

The Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission is dedicated to making global observations of soil moisture over land and salinity over oceans

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GOCE
Earth Explorers

GOCE

ESA's Gravity field and Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) mission mapped Earth's geoid very accurately, opening a window into Earth's interior structure as well as the currents circulating within the depths of its oceans. 

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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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Earth Explorers

SSTI

SSTI was a state-of-the-art GPS receiver on GOCE that was designed to operate in a low-Earth orbit.

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Heritage Missions

RA-2

The RA-2 instrument aboard Envisat acquired radar altimetry data over ocean, land and ice surfaces.

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Earth Explorers

EGG

The main objective of GOCE's EGG was to measure the three components of the Gravity-Gradient Tensor.

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Earth Explorers

MIRAS

The MIRAS instrument is a passive microwave 2-D interferometric radiometer onboard the SMOS satellite.

OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - General Reference

8 July 2020

Introduction-CryoSat-2-ICESat-2-Resonant-Orbits.pdf

This presentation describes the CRYO2ICE campaign. Download