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ESA's Ice Mission - CryoSat

This brochure gives an introduction to this Earth Explorer mission. CryoSat-2 will determine variations in the thickness of floating sea-ice so that seasonal and interannual variations can be detected. The satellite will also survey the surface of continental ice sheets to detect small elevation changes. Information on precise variations in ice thickness will further our understanding of the relationship between ice and climate change. The CryoSat-2 satellite replaces the original CryoSat, which was lost due to a launch failure in October 2005.

REFERENCE
BR-199  
FORMAT
Brochure  
ISSUE
2  
DATE
09 January 2010
AUTHORSHIP
ESA Communications  
PAGES
16  
KEYWORDS
Cryosat, Earth Explorer Programme, Living Planet  
TYPE
General Reference  
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