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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.

Dec 21, 2012 4 / 5 (1) 0

Melting polar ice could release old viruses

In 1999, Russian scientists famously dug a long-dead frozen woolly mammoth out of the Siberian permafrost. Other things lurking in the frozen earth may be more alive - and more dangerous. Scientists warn that global warming ...

Dec 12, 2012 4.7 / 5 (6) 1

Climate—the hot topic in Doha

ESA joined international delegates in Doha, Qatar, to discuss how satellite observations show our planet's most sensitive areas reacting to climate change – and how this information is useful to the people living there.

Dec 06, 2012 not rated yet 0

Warm sea water is melting Antarctic glaciers

The ice sheet in West Antarctica is melting faster than expected. New observations published by oceanographers from the University of Gothenburg and the US may improve our ability to predict future changes in ice sheet mass. ...

Dec 06, 2012 5 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast

Melting glaciers raise sea level

Anthropogenic climate change leads to melting glaciers and rising sea level. Between 1902 and 2009, melting glaciers contributed 11 cm to sea level rise. They were therefore the most important cause of sea ...

Nov 14, 2012 3.9 / 5 (7) 7