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ASAR Wave leap frog experiment starting on 25 May 2011

18 May 2011

Starting from day 25 May 2011 for a period of one Envisat cycle (30 days), ASAR will acquire Wave data in the so-called "leap frog" mode.

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ESA's water mission keeps tabs on dry spring soils

12 May 2011

Western Europe's exceptionally dry spring is clear to see in maps generated using data from SMOS.

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ECMWF model change and impact on F-PAC altimetry products

17 May 2011

An ECMWF model change will occur on 17 May around 12HUTC. The new model is named 37r2 and will impact the altimetry products generated by the F-PAC from 18 May onwards and the meteo grids delivered to the ESA Cryosat-2 Ground Segment.

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Planning activities


Plots of the planned ERS-2 SAR acquisitions for the coming week are available.
Special acquisition plans

Satellite: Envisat
Date Orbit Track
26-May-2011 48298 ASA_IM_IS2_VV
09-Jun-2011 48499 ASA_IM_IS6_HH

Satellite: ERS-2
Date Orbit Track Frames
26-May-2011 84162 24 783 - 837
29-May-2011 84205 24 783 - 837
01-Jun-2011 84248 24 783 - 837
04-Jun-2011 84291 24 783 - 837

Earth Watching activities

New images have been published for the following event:
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Record dryness - Great Britain & Northern Ireland

In April, Scotland (top) and Northern Ireland (bottom left) had just two-thirds of the rain normally expected and much higher than normal temperatures.

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Fringe 2011 Workshop - Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry

19 September 2011 - 23 September 2011

The European Space Agency is organising Fringe 2011, its 8th International Workshop on "Advances in the Science and Applications of SAR Interferometry", which will be hosted in ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, between 19 - 23 September 2011. The series of workshops started in 1992 and are currently organised by ESA every two years.

Registration opened: 15 July 2011

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VI Workshop Lidar Measurements in Latin America

26 September 2011 - 1 October 2011

The VI WLMLA is a bi-annual meeting, where the Latin American's lidar researchers and students join together to share knowledge with researchers worldwide.

It will be hosted by the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory of the Institute of Physical Research at University of San Andrés (LFA-UMSA), la Paz, Bolivia.

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Earth Observation for Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions Science

29 November 2011 - 2 December 2011

This joint ESA-SOLAS-EGU conference aims at bringing together the EO and SOLAS communities, as well as scientific institutions and space agencies involved in the observation, characterisation and forecasting of ocean-atmosphere interactions and their impacts.

Paper submission deadline and Symposium: 29 November - 02 December 2011

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BRAT version 3.0.1 released

The Basic Radar Altimetry Toolbox project (BRAT) aims to provide scientists with tools for ingesting, processing, viewing and analysing Satellite Radar Altimetry products.

Version 3.0.1 is now available online.