Tag Archives: CryoSat

Ice loss model verification via satellite observations

European satellite confirms UW numbers: Arctic Ocean is on thin ice By Hannah Hickey (via university of Washington press release) The September 2012 record low in Arctic sea-ice extent was big news, but a missing piece of the puzzle was … Continue reading

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CryoSat repurposed from sea ice to bathymetry

From the European Space Agency: CryoSat goes to sea CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies. High-resolution mapping of the topography of … Continue reading

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Cryosat produces its first Arctic ice thickness map

From the European Space Agency (ESA): New ice thickness map of the Arctic unveiled The first map of sea-ice thickness from ESA’s CryoSat mission was revealed today at the Paris Air and Space Show. This new information is set to … Continue reading

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Cryosat ice mission returns first science data

NOTE: The image below is NOT sea ice thickness, but ocean topography. Radar data from the European satellite has been used to make a map of ocean circulation across the Arctic basin. Cryosat’s primary mission is to measure sea-ice thickness, … Continue reading

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