03 August 2005
China's rainy season has led to serious flooding in the north-east and south of the country. A joint Chinese-European team is gathering Envisat radar imagery of the developing situation to give the authorities a way to swiftly assess affected areas and plan their responses.
As part of ESA's validation and long-term monitoring programme for the atmospheric chemistry instruments on board Envisat, scientists are now facing the challenges of launching huge balloons in Equatorial Brazil to fill a gap in the validation dataset.
10 July 2005
After five years of being the world's largest free-floating object, the B-15A iceberg has broken into smaller pieces off Antarctica's Cape Adare.
01 July 2005
In 1805 the British, French and Spanish navies fought at the Battle of Trafalgar, a British victory marred by the death of Lord Nelson. Two hundred years later, ships from all three countries joined together with those of another 33 countries for an International Fleet Review.
30 June 2005
To ensure that the data record acquired by the atmospheric instruments on board Envisat are of the highest quality, ESA and a dozen research institutes in Europe, New Zealand and Russia continue the long-term programme of Technical ASsistance To Envisat (TASTE) validation.
26 June 2005
The city of Istanbul, located astride the eastern edge of Europe and western edge of the Asian continent, shown in an Envisat radar multi-temporal composite image.
17 May 2005
The mammoth B-15A iceberg appears poised to strike another floating Antarctic ice feature, a month on from a passing blow that broke off the end of the Drygalski ice tongue. As this Envisat image reveals, this time its target is the ice tongue of the Aviator Glacier.
From this week, researchers worldwide can follow the flow of rivers and height of lakes across the African continent from the comfort of their desks. A new web-based demonstration launched to coincide with this week's TIGER Workshop makes Envisat-derived altimetry data for African inland water freely available in near-real time.
A break in the clouds in an Envisat observation of the west coast of Europe this week reveals a striking marine phytoplankton bloom currently dominating the Bay of Biscay.
05 May 2005
The most detailed portrait ever of the Earth's land surface is being created with ESA's Envisat environmental satellite. The GLOBCOVER project aims at producing a global land cover map to a resolution three times sharper than any previous satellite map.
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