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Antarctic ice safety band at risk

08 February 2016

Antarctica is surrounded by huge ice shelves. New research, using ice velocity data from satellites such as ESA's heritage Envisat, has revealed that there is a critical point where these shelves act as a safety band, holding back the ice that flows towards the sea. If lost, it could be the point of no return.

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Proba-V eyes Bolivia's vanishing lake

08 February 2016

Monitoring Earth's surface every day, ESA's Proba-V minisatellite has had a ringside seat as the second largest lake in Bolivia gradually dried up. Lake PoopĆ³ has now been declared fully evaporated.

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SMOS gets help from Tibet

29 January 2016

Ground measurements are essential for making sure that satellites deliver accurate information about our changing world. Although the Tibetan Plateau may not seem the obvious place to take such readings, this remote location is being used to check on ESA's SMOS satellite.

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Canada breaks the ice with Sentinel-1 data

21 December 2015

How can access to Sentinel data increase Canada's ability to offer improved information on sea ice?

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Earth's shifting ice

17 December 2015

Using data from ESA's CryoSat mission, scientists have produced the best maps yet of the changing height of Earth's biggest ice sheets.

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Ice matters

11 December 2015

The satellite age has revolutionised our understanding of Earth, giving us accurate information to help critical agreements on climate change such as at the current COP21 conference in Paris. Diminishing polar ice is one of the most visible indicators of change, but how much have we learnt over the last decades?

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