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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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SMOS L3 Sea Ice Thickness

The SMOS Level 3 Sea Ice Thickness product provides daily estimations of SMOS retrieved sea-ice thickness, and its uncertainty, at the edge of t...

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RADARSAT-1 & 2 full archive and tasking

RADARSAT-1&2 full archive and new tasking products are available in following Beam modes: Standard, Wide Swath, Fine Resolution, Extended Low In...

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SeaSat ESA archive

The Seasat ESA archive collection mainly covers Europe during the full life of the mission. The products are available as: - Level-1 SAR Ellipso...

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ERS-1/2 SCATTEROMETER Ocean Wind field and Sea Ice probability [ASPS20.H/ASPS20.N]

The ASPS Level 2 products contain, for each node: the radar backscattering sigma nought for the three beams of the instrument, the four aliased ...

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.

Operational News

2016 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available

The reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for 2016 has now been published on the Science Server.

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Operational News

2015 CryoSat Ice Baseline D reprocessed data now available

The reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2015 has now been published on the Science Server.

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General News

New CryoSat BUFR products for the meteorological community

From 11 May new CryoSAT NOP data will be disseminated by ESA to the Italian MetOffice.

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General News

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.

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Announcement of Opportunity

Invitation to Tender: CryoSat Thematic Products / Cryo-TEMPO

ESA is seeking proposals for a new activity aimed at the operational generation and distribution of a collection of CryoSat ThEMatic PrOducts (Cryo-TEMPO) in the areas of sea ice, polar oceans, land ice, coastal areas and hydrology.

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Scientific Highlights

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

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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.

CryoSat
Earth Explorers

CryoSat

CryoSat determines variations in the thickness of continental ice sheets and marine ice cover. Europe's first ice mission is an advanced radar altimeter specifically designed to monitor the most dynamic sections of Earth's cryosphere.

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Envisat
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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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.

a-altimeters

Heritage Missions

RA-2

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

a-imaging-radars

Heritage Missions

ASAR

ASAR ensures continuity with the image mode (SAR) and the wave mode of the ERS-1/2 AMI.

a-altimeters

Earth Explorers

SIRAL

SIRAL (SAR Interferometer Radar Altimeter) is the primary instrument onboard ESA's CryoSat mission.

OTHER RESOURCES

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

DOCUMENT - Product Handbook

25 Apr 2020

CryoTEMPO-Thematic-Product-Handbook.pdf

The CryoTEMPO Product Handbook describes the operational products, a point cloud product containing the elevations derived using a swath processing algorithm and a gridded product with elevations at regularly spaced points on a grid. Download