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New view of Antarctica in 3D

11 May 2018

Thanks to ESA's CryoSat mission, a new map of Antarctica provides the most accurate 3D view ever of the continent's vast ice sheet and floating ice shelves.

New CryoSat ground tracks available

10 May 2018

New ground tracks from CryoSat for the period 07 July 2018 - 11 July 2019 are now available for download.

CryoSat Baseline B data removal

04 May 2018

CryoSat scientific users are informed that six months after the start of the Ocean Baseline C production, Baseline B data will be removed from the Science Server as early as Monday, 14 May 2018.

CryoSat Scientific Expert Meeting: Presentations and Summary Report

03 May 2018

The CryoSat Scientific Expert Meeting (CSEM) was held at ESA/ESRIN on 07 and 08 November 2017. The CSEM involved participants from more than 20 operational and research institutes, including both altimetry experts and multi-thematic scientists.

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CryoSat reveals retreat of Patagonian glaciers

02 May 2018

While ESA's CryoSat continues to provide clear insight into how much sea ice is being lost and how the Antarctic and Greenlandic ice sheets are changing, the mission has again surpassed its original scope by revealing exactly how mountain glaciers are also succumbing to change.

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Antarctica loses grip

03 April 2018

ESA's CryoSat mission has revealed that, over the last seven years, Antarctica has lost an area of underwater ice the size of Greater London. This is because warm ocean water beneath the continent's floating margins is eating away at the ice attached to the seabed.

CryoSat Ocean GOP data gap filled

13 March 2018

Further to the announcement published on 12 December 2017 regarding the start of the GOP production, CryoSat scientific users are informed that the GOP data gap between the end of the Baseline B (i.e. on 07 October) and the announced start of Baseline C (i.e. on 06 November), has now been filled with L1b and L2 Baseline C data.

CryoSat rolls in orbit for calibration

05 February 2018

CryoSat users are informed that a roll campaign is scheduled on 06 February 2018 (from 01:42:00 to 05:07:30 UTC and from 14:17:00 to 17:27:30 UTC). SIRAL instrument routine planning will be suspended and data gaps are possible. NRT users will be mostly affected.

Updated CryoSat dataset with corrected mispointing angle for aberration of light

02 February 2018

The dataset which contains Star Tracker mispointing angles corrected for the aberration of light has now been updated with the archive for 2017.

The dataset is particularly useful for CryoSat users processing the data in Swath Mode.

CryoSat NOP production started

22 January 2018

CryoSat scientific users are informed that the Ocean Baseline C NOP production has started and products are already available on the Science Server. Quality of products has been checked and it is in line with expectations.