Latest Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity satellite Stories
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Drought in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti is pushing tens of thousands of people from their homes as millions face food insecurity in a crisis visible from space.
A major international effort to shut down radio signals that have, at times, been blinding the instrument on ESAâ€™s SMOS water satellite is producing a marked improvement in the quality of the missionâ€™s data.
The breakthrough moment for oceanographer Gary Lagerloef, the principal investigator for NASA's new Aquarius mission, came in 1991.
Western Europe's exceptionally dry spring is clear to see in maps generated using data from SMOS.
Salinity â€“ the concentration of salt â€“ on the ocean surface is a key missing puzzle piece in satellite studies of Earth that will improve our understanding of how the ocean and atmosphere are coupled and work in tandem to affect our climate.
Europeâ€™s EarthCARE space laser mission was giving a green light to move forward with the program, despite a likely 30 percent increase in the programâ€™s final costs.
A new initiative sees world-class sport and science merge as a yacht competing in the Barcelona World Race gathers information on ocean salinity to help validate data from ESA's SMOS water mission.
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.
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.
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