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CryoSat extends its reach on the Arctic

CryoSat has delivered this year's map of autumn sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, revealing a small decrease in ice volume. In a new phase for ESA's ice mission, the measurements can now also be used to help ...

dateDec 15, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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CryoSat hits land

(Phys.org)—ESA's ice mission is now giving scientists a closer look at oceans, coastal areas, inland water bodies and even land, reaching above and beyond its original objectives.

dateDec 21, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Looking deeper into sea ice

(Phys.org)—This year, satellites saw the extent of Arctic sea ice hit a record low since measurements began in the 1970s. ESA's SMOS and CryoSat satellites are now taking a deeper look by measuring the ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Latest CryoSat result revealed

(Phys.org) -- After nearly a year and a half of operations, CryoSat has yielded its first seasonal variation map of Arctic sea-ice thickness. Results from ESA’s ice mission were presented today at the Royal Society in ...

dateApr 25, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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CryoSat ice satellite rides new waves

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA’s CryoSat mission has been gathering detailed information on the thickness of Earth’s ice since its launch in 2010. Through international collaboration, this state-of-the-art ...

dateDec 23, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Via research aircraft instead of dog sled

With dog food and a pack of huskies Dr. Veit Helm would not get far on his Antarctic expeditions. Instead, the geophysicist at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association conducts ...

dateDec 08, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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CryoSat rocking and rolling

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA’s ice satellite is rolling left and right in orbit to help it continue its precise measurements of the vast ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica.

dateOct 18, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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