New satellite data techniques reveal coastal sea-level rise

For the hundreds of millions of people living in coastal regions around the world, rising seas driven by climate change pose a direct threat. In order for authorities to plan appropriate protection strategies, accurate information ...

CryoSat reveals ice loss from glaciers in Alaska and Asia

As our climate warms, ice melting from glaciers around the world is one of main causes of sea-level rise. As well as being a major contributor to this worrying trend, the loss of glacier ice also poses a direct threat to ...

Astronomers estimate Titan's largest sea is 1,000-feet deep

Far below the gaseous atmospheric shroud on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, lies Kraken Mare, a sea of liquid methane. Cornell University astronomers have estimated that sea to be at least 1,000-feet deep near its center—enough ...

Satellite to track rising seas as climate warms

An Earth-observation satellite developed by European and US space agencies set to lift off Saturday will measure sea level rise, tracking changes threatening to disrupt tens of millions of lives within a generation.

Image: Laguna San Rafael National Park, Chile

Part of the Laguna San Rafael National Park, located on the Pacific coast of southern Chile, is pictured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

CryoSat taken to new heights for ice science

Ice plays a critical role in keeping Earth's climate cool, but our rapidly warming world is taking its toll and ice is in general decline. For more than 10 years, ESA's CryoSat has been returning critical information on how ...

CryoSat maps ice shelf on the move

It is now almost 10 years since ESA's CryoSat was launched. Throughout its decade in orbit, this novel satellite, which carries a radar altimeter to measure changes in the height of the world's ice, has returned a wealth ...

Image: Antarctica detailed in 3-D

Unfortunately ice is a hot topic when it comes to understanding and monitoring how this fragile component of the Earth system is being affected by climate change. Scientists, therefore, go to great lengths to study changes ...

Image: Proba-V images Salar de Uyuni

Proba-V captures Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt plain – its 10 500 sq km make it larger than some countries.

Probing Greenland's ice sheet for future satellites

With a helicopter the sole feature on the vast expanse of ice and her only way back to warmth and safety, polar scientist Anna Hogg must have thought, "What on Earth am I doing out here?" as she set to taking ice samples.

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