The enormous permafrost areas of the world show seasonal change which has impact on not only vegetation and hydrological cycles, but also on the planning and safety of huge gas and oil pipelines which traverse these areas.
12 July 2016
In the most detailed picture to date, information from ESA's CryoSat satellite reveals how melting ice in Greenland has recently contributed twice as much to sea-level rise as the prior two decades.
03 February 2014
Ice in northern Alaska's lakes during winter months is on the decline. Twenty years of satellite radar imagery show how changes in our climate are affecting high-latitude environments.
12 December 2012
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27 March 2012
Satellites are seeing changes in land surfaces in high detail at northern latitudes, indicating thawing permafrost. This releases greenhouse gases into parts of the Arctic, exacerbating the effects of climate change.
15 December 2011
ESA's SMOS satellite is designed to observe soil moisture and ocean salinity, but this innovative mission is showing that it can also offer new insight into Earth's carbon and methane cycles by mapping soil as it freezes and thaws...
02 December 2011
A remarkable ESA campaign in one of the remotest regions on Earth has been fundamental in ensuring that the SMOS mission is delivering reliable data to improve our understanding of Earth's water cycle...
17 October 2011
As the impact of climate change is felt in the Arctic, ESA's CryoSat ice mission is highlighted as a source of vital information at an exhibition in the...
08 April 2011
To guarantee ESA's CryoSat mission is delivering the best data possible, scientists have set out on a major expedition to the Arctic...
The Woods Hole Research Center, The University of Alaska (Fairbanks), and the Cherskii Northeast Science Station in Russia, are working together on a project using SPOT imagery to study vegetation responses to climate change in the Alaskan and Siberian Arctic. The imagery was donated through Planet Action.
06 December 2006
The goal of the report is a discussion of the results of ERS and ENVISAT INSAR data analysis with a goal of monitoring the state of gas...
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