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 ...

GOCE Gravity Mapping Mission Has Ended

Caitlin Dempsey

GOCE, which stands The Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer was launched with the purpose of mapping the Earth's gravity field at a high level of detail.


Caitlin Dempsey

CryoSat-2 is the satellite launched by the European Space Agency on April 8, 2010 to collect data in order to ...