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During the CRYO2ICE Orbit Raising Campaign, the CryoSat QC team monitored data production between the orbit manoeuvres and performed detailed checks of all Near Real Time (NRT) data generated.
We're pleased to inform the CryoSat scientific community that the full reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data are now available on the Science Server for download
The reprocessed CryoSat Ice Baseline D data for all of 2017 is now available for download.
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.
Learn about upcoming Earth observation conferences, workshops and training courses that the European Space Agency organise or support. Discover the results of past events, which may provide useful reference or material for your work.
EVENT - conference
The conference focuses on the latest scientific results from the mission, it is also a celebration of the remarkable contribution that CryoSat has made to our understanding of the cryosphere and its role in the Earth system and the climate, and in turn, the impacts on society.
EVENT - workshop
Seasonal snow is a main element of the global water cycle and climate system. Due to the strong influence on the radiation and energy balance, changes in snow extent tend to amplify climate fluctuations. Terrestrial snow covers up to 50 million km2 of the Northern Hemisphere in winter, and is characterized by high spatial and temporal variability. Therefore satellite observations provide the only means for timely and complete observations of the global snow cover. The recently published 2013 IPCC Working Group 1 report identified seasonal snow as significantly decreasing during recent decades. The importance of producing better global scale snow cover data sets has been addressed in the WCRP-CliC Workshop on "WCRP Grand Challenges of the Cryosphere in a Changing Climate", held in Tromsö, 16-18 Oct. 2013. Also in the WMO Global Cryosphere Watch Workshop in January 2013 the need of intercomparing snow products from various sensors and methods was identified. This is the first of two international workshops with the aim to bring together scientists and institutions working in seasonal snow pack monitoring in order to assess the quality of current satellite-based snow products derived from EO data and work out guidelines for improvement. Scientists are encouraged to submit abstracts for presentations and posters for the workshops.
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.
Learn about the ground-based, ship-borne, balloon-borne, and airborne campaigns and small satellite field experiments that validate orbiting ESA EO satellites and support future mission development.
The CryoVex-KAREN 2016 Fall Campaign in Ilulissat, Greenland had the goal to collect unique measurements to help us better understand how snow and ice on the Greenland ice sheet is changing over time, and help ESA design future space missions to monitor the changing climate in our polar regions.Read more
Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.
DOCUMENT - General Reference8 July 2020
This presentation describes the CRYO2ICE campaign. Download