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Envisat altimeter watches Pacific for cold tongue of La Niña

07 March 2006

Satellite measurements of a steep difference in sea surface height between the western and eastern tropical Pacific support predictions that a La Niña event is in the offing. El Niño's chillier sister, La Niña is linked to opposing but equally wide-ranging shifts in weather patterns.

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Satellites ensure safe passage through treacherous waters in Volvo Ocean Race

06 March 2006

The Volvo Ocean Race yachts have safely rounded Cape Horn on the fourth leg of their round-the-world adventure thanks to the help of radar satellites steering them away from dangerous icebergs.

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Four years on, Envisat hailed for its contribution to Earth science

01 March 2006

Since its launch in 2002, Envisat, the world's largest and most sophisticated satellite ever built, has been providing scientists and operational users with invaluable data for global monitoring and forecasting - and the future looks even brighter.

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Satellite data yields major results in Greenland glaciers study

24 February 2006

ESA's satellite radar imagery has played a central role in scientists' findings on changes in the velocity structure of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

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SeaSAR 2006: Satellite radar reveals ever-changing face of the ocean

24 February 2006

Radar satellites such as ESA's Envisat and ERS-2 maintain constant watch on the Earth's surface, their signals able to cut through clouds, rain or darkness.

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Dragon over water: Envisat monitors China's largest lake, rivers flooding

09 January 2006

Envisat ASAR Global Monitoring Mode rapid-revisit images employed as part of ESA's Dragon Programme have charted the hydrological cycle of China's largest freshwater body, Poyang Lake, whose area fluctuates more than threefold annually.

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Envisat sees smoke from Europe's worst peacetime fire

12 December 2005

London is completely blanketed by the black plume of smoke from Europe's worst peacetime fire in this Envisat image, taken within five hours of the blaze beginning.

Envisat sees smoke from Europe's worst peacetime fire

12 December 2005

London is completely blanketed by the black plume of smoke from Europe's worst peacetime fire in this Envisat image, taken within five hours of the blaze beginning.

Dragon over water: Envisat monitors China's largest lake, rivers flooding

22 November 2005

Envisat ASAR Global Monitoring Mode rapid-revisit images employed as part of ESA's Dragon Programme have charted the hydrological cycle of China's largest freshwater body, Poyang Lake, whose area fluctuates more than threefold annually.

Envisat radar surveillance protects endangered prehistoric fish

17 November 2005

A satellite surveillance zone within the southern Indian Ocean is helping protect the endangered Patagonian toothfish from pirate fishing vessels.

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