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Image 1- Arctic Ice Closes In On Record Low
2011-09-14 07:15:20

A new record low could soon be set for ice in the Arctic. The past five years have seen the lowest extent of sea ice since satellite measurements began in the 1970s.

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2011-06-21 10:50:00

The European Space Agency released the first map of sea-ice thickness from its CryoSat mission Tuesday at the Paris Air and Space Show.

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2011-05-16 11:33:49

The research aircraft Polar 5 of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association returned to Bremerhaven from a six-week expedition in the high Arctic on May 6.

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2011-05-12 07:41:31

ESA's CryoSat team working on the Greenland ice sheet has been honored with a visit from a Dutch delegation including HRH Prince of Orange.

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2011-04-20 13:13:14

A carefully executed operation to validate data from CryoSat has shown what can be accomplished when ESA, NASA and others join forces to further our understanding of how the fragile polar environment is responding to climate change.

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2011-04-11 06:15:00

To guarantee ESA's CryoSat mission is delivering the best data possible, scientists have set out on a major expedition to the Arctic – part of a collaborative effort between ESA and NASA to gather ice measurements as the satellite orbits above.

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2011-02-01 12:15:00

Scientists can now tap into a flow of new data that will help to determine exactly how Earth's ice is changing.

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2010-12-20 12:05:00

The Cryosat-2 spacecraft has provided a new map of ocean circulation across the Arctic basin.

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2010-12-18 08:45:42

Scientists from around the world have been hearing about the latest results from ESA's new GOCE, SMOS and CryoSat Earth observation missions at the biggest scientific gathering of the year.

2010-12-02 14:06:31

Although finding a successor to the Kyoto Protocol is a major item on the agenda at the 2010 UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, delegates are also working hard to establish an international climate monitoring system.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.