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  • News - Data Release news

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    Envisat AATSR 4th Reprocessing data now available

    The 4th Reprocessing of the AATSR instrument L1B data stemming from the Envisat satellite have now been released to users following successful quality assessment.

  • Data - Data Description

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    Envisat AATSR L1B Brightness Temperature/Radiance [ENV_AT_1_RBT]

    The Envisat AATSR Level 1B Brightness Temperature/Radiance product (RBT) contains top of atmosphere (TOA) brightness temperature (BT) values for the infra-red channels and radiance values for the visible channels, on a 1-km pixel grid. Values for each channel and for the nadir and oblique views occupy separate NetCDF files within the Sentinel-SAFE format, along with associated uncertainty estimates. Additional files contain cloud flags, land and water masks, and confidence flags for each image pixel, as well as instrument and ancillary meteorological information. This AATSR product [ENV_AT_1_RBT] in NetCDF format stemming from the 4th AATSR reprocessing, is a continuation of ERS ATSR data and a precursor of Sentinel-3 SLSTR data. It has replaced the former L1B product [ATS_TOA_1P] in Envisat format from the 3rd reprocessing. Users with Envisat-format products are recommended to move to the new Sentinel-SAFE like/NetCDF format products.  The 4th reprocessing of ENVISAT AATSR data was completed in 2022; the processing updates that have been put in place and the expected scientific improvements have been outlined in full in the User Documentation for (A)ATSR 4th Reprocessing Products.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Global understanding of Earth's land surfaces greatly boosted by satellite data

    ESA perform land surface monitoring with a range of instruments onboard satellites acquiring optical and radar data. Collections of data from these missions are freely available for research purposes.

  • News - Events and Proceedings

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    SMOS data advances space weather and ionospheric research

    ESA is taking steps to innovate ways to use SMOS data to support solar scientists and the space weather community, as set out in a workshop held recently in ESRIN.

  • News - Data Release news

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    Minor Update for the SMOS Near Real Time Sea Surface Wind Speed Processor

    An updated version of the SMOS Near Real Time Sea Surface Wind Speed Processor - Version 302 - was released on the 23 November 2022.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Robust airborne radar instrument aids CryoSat ice data

    During the 12 years that ESA’s ice mission – CryoSat – has been monitoring Earth’s ice masses from space, simultaneous airborne measurements were made by ASIRAS.

  • News - Success Stories

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    New worldwide dataset captures the planet in fine detail

    Scientists have developed an open source planetwide dataset of high-resolution Earth observation imagery, thanks to commercial data delivered by ESA’s Third Party Missions (TPM) programme.

  • News - Infographics

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    Biomass infographic

    Learn about ESA's upcoming Biomass mission, which is dedicated to gathering information about the global distribution of forest biomass, in our latest infographic.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Long-term satellite data show wind farms can affect local air currents

    Decades of satellite data have allowed for the first long-term study of the impact of offshore wind farms on downstream wind flow in coastal areas.

  • News - Success Stories

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    SMOS data improve estimates of rainfall in Africa

    Scientists have used soil moisture data from ESA’s SMOS mission to correct high-resolution satellite-based estimates of precipitation in Africa.

  • News - Thematic area articles

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    Satellites investigate Earth’s terrestrial hydrosphere

    ESA’s Earth observation satellites are playing a leading role in furthering our understanding of how Earth’s water cycle is being influenced by humankind

  • Document - Newsletter

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    Earth-Online-Newsletter-28-October-2022.pdf

    This issue of the Earth Online Newsletter covers a selection of the latest news and events from ESA.

  • News - Data Release news

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    New Drift4SKIM campaign dataset released

    A new dataset has been released for the Drift4SKIM campaign, which took place in 2018 in the Atlantic Ocean.

  • News - Infographics

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    COSMO-SkyMed infographic

    Learn about the COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of small Satellites for the Mediterranean basin Observation) series in our latest infographic.

  • Activity - General activities

    EO Summer Schools

    ESA's series of summer schools, on Monitoring of the Earth System, aims to promote the exploitation of Earth observation (EO) data.

  • Document - Proceedings

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    First-International-GOCE-Workshop-GOCE-Germany-Oceanography.pdf

    This presentation from ESA's First International GOCE Workshop describes using data from the GOCE satellite mission in order to determine structure and transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and the Weddell Gyre.

  • Event - Workshop

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    1st International GOCE User Workshop

    The workshop provided a forum for presentations and discussions on the development, use and exploitation of GOCE Level 2 (global and regional) geoid products and Level 3 (science and application) data products.

  • News - Success Stories

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    Decades of satellite data reveal the risks of climate tipping points

    Decades-long time series that draw on ESA’s Earth observation archives are enabling scientists to uncover the threat of sudden and potentially irreversible changes to the icy parts of the planet.

  • News - Data Release news

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    ICEYE ESA archive collection now available to users

    ICEYE ESA archive collection is now available worldwide through ESA’s Third Party Missions programme. The ESA archive collections consist of products requested by ESA-supported projects worldwide, and, therefore, the products are scattered and dispersed over the territory in different time windows. The datasets regularly grow as ESA collects new products over the years.

  • News - Infographics

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    What is CRYO2ICE?

    Learn about CRYO2ICE, an innovative campaign producing near simultaneous acquisitions over Antarctica from the CryoSat and ICESAT-2 missions, in this new infographic.

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