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Envisat MIPAS L1b - Previous baseline removal

17 January 2020

The former version (v7.11) of the Envisat MIPAS Level 1b dataset (MIP_NL__1P) will be removed from the ESA dissemination server at the end of January 2020.

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Flooding in southern Iran

16 January 2020

Heavy rainfall has triggered flooding in southern Iran, particularly in the Sistan and Baluchestan, Hormozgan and Kerman provinces. The downpour has led to blocked roads and destroyed bridges, crops and houses – displacing thousands of people.

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Aeolus winds now in daily weather forecasts

10 January 2020

ESA's Aeolus satellite has been returning profiles of Earth's winds since 3 September 2018, just after it was launched – and after months of careful testing these measurements are considered so good that the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is now using them in their forecasts.

Aerosol spread from Australian fires

10 January 2020

Ferocious bushfires have been sweeping across Australia since September, fuelled by record-breaking temperatures, drought and wind. The country has always experienced fires, but this season has been horrific.

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Australia: like a furnace

09 January 2020

Ferocious bushfires have been sweeping across Australia since September, fuelled by record-breaking temperatures, drought and wind.

Proba-1 and its 18 years of successful operations

20 December 2019

Launched on 22 October 2001 and originally designed as a two-year mission, Proba-1 continues to provide valuable hyperspectral data to the scientific community, alongside priceless insight of long-lived missions—all while having travelled 4,329,416,712 kilometres to date.

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Methane leak visible from space

17 December 2019

Data from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite revealed that an explosion in a natural gas well in Ohio in February 2018 released more than 50 000 tons of methane into the atmosphere.

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GOCE reveals what’s going on deep below Antarctica

10 December 2019

Despite having completed its mission in orbit over six years ago, ESA's GOCE gravity mapper continues to yield new insights into our planet. Thanks to this extraordinary satellite, scientists now have a much clearer view of the secrets that lie deep below one of the most remote parts of the world: Antarctica.

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New maps of salinity reveal the impact of climate variability on oceans

30 November 2019

Since the saltiness of ocean surface waters is a key variable in the climate system, understanding how this changes is important to understanding climate change. 

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Testing time for MetOp Second Generation

26 November 2019

ESA's ESTEC Test Centre in the Netherlands has completed its initial test campaign for the future of European weather forecasting – MetOp Second Generation.

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During the last 25 years about 50 Earth Observation campaigns have been conducted including ground-based, air-borne, balloon-borne, ship-borne and small satellite experiments.

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