The analysis of the properties of clouds is aimed at understanding their evolution and development. In particular this work hopes to improve rainfall prediction techniques.
Clouds & Precipitation
14 October 2014
Romania is leading the way in an ambitious project to build an instrument to detect and monitor tiny particles suspended in the air. The new 'lidar' - the first of its kind in Europe - is set to contribute to ESA's satellites that focus on the atmosphere.
28 July 2014
Former Copernicus Masters competition winner EOMAP has launched a new web-based application that provides daily maps of Australia’s coastal water quality.
11 June 2014
New data products from ESA's ice mission open new doors for scientists studying oceans.
28 March 2014
With air pollution linked to millions of deaths around the world, it has never been more important to monitor the air we breathe. Today marks a significant step forward as a deal is secured to build a crucial space sensor for tracking the world's air quality.
22 January 2014
As global temperatures gradually increase, more water is expected to evaporate into the atmosphere. But using satellite data, scientists have discovered that El Niño-induced droughts have caused global declines in evapotranspiration despite rising temperatures.
05 September 2012
While piloting a commercial transatlantic flight last year, Captain Klaus Sievers and his crew got a whiff of an unusual odour. In a confined space 10 km up in the air, there was only one thing it could be. The foul smell with traces of sulphur in the cockpit came from none other than the Grímsvötn volcano that was spewing gas and ash from southeast Iceland.
16 January 2012
ADM-Aeolus is the first space mission to acquire profiles of the wind on a global scale. These near-realtime observations will improve the accuracy of numerical weather and climate prediction and advance our understanding of tropical dynamics and processes relevant to climate variability.
22 February 2011
A newly developed algorithm for determining a more accurate geometric cloud fraction for SCIAMACHY ground scenes at nadir using...
11 October 2006
Clouds and rain are an integral part of the cycle of freshwater between atmosphere and ocean, and they also affect the radiative heat ...
11 October 2006
A study using NASA satellite data and weather records show the urban heat island effect, pollution, irrigation and population changes alter rainfall in desert cities. Urban areas with high concentrations of ...
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