ice data

Using 200 million measurements collected by ESA’s CryoSat mission between January 2011 and January 2014, researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany have discovered that the Antarctic ice sheet is shrinking in volume by 125 cubic kilometres a year. The study, which was published in a paper published on 20 August 2014 in the European Geosciences Union’s Cryosphere journal, also showed that Greenland is losing about 375 cubic kilometres a year

CryoSat Shows Record Loss of Polar Ice

Rebecca Maxwell

Scientists concerned about climate change are closely monitoring the thickness of polar sea ice. For many years, ice cover has ...

Access CryoSat-2 Ice and Ocean Data Products

Caitlin Dempsey

CryoSat-2 has been collecting data since its launch in 2010, allowing scientists to better understand changes in the thickness of polar sea ice, the elevation of the ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica, and mountain glaciers.

GIS Data of the World’s Glaciers

Caitlin Dempsey

An international group of seventy scientists hailing from more than eighteen countries have created the first global datasets of the ...