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INSTRUMENT

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.

general news

CryoSat conquers ice on Arctic lakes

The rapidly changing climate in the Arctic is not only linked to melting glaciers and declining sea ice, but also to thinning ice on lakes.

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scientific highlights

Jakobshavn Isbrae Glacier bucks the trend

Recent findings show that one glacier is not conforming to the norm – it's actually been flowing more slowly and getting thicker.

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scientific highlights

Antarctica detailed in 3D

A technique called 'swath processing' takes data to a new level.

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scientific highlights

ESA's Earth Explorers surpassing expectations

In this video, learn how each Earth Explorer mission is contributing to Earth science, and changing the way we look at our beloved planet.

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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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ACTIVITIES

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ACTIVITY - instrument characterisation and algorithm studies

ESA satellites and instruments calibration landing page

ESA satellites and instruments calibration landing page Read more

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