Chasing ice

21 August 2015

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Satellite images show that the fastest moving glacier in the world shed a chunk of ice measuring around 12.5 sq km this week - one of the most significant calving events on record.

More than 10,000 users are now registered on the Sentinel Scientific Data Hub.

Conservation organisations and space agencies are being called on to join forces to decide how changes in biodiversity can be monitored globally. What, exactly, should be measured by satellites?

Further to our previous announcement regarding the satellite unavailability since 9 August, 20:30 UTC, please note that Sentinel-1 SAR operations resumed on 10 August at 18:02 UTC.

Due to a satellite anomaly, Sentinel-1A has been unavailable since 9 August, at approximately 20:30 UTC.

The problem is under investigation and operations will restart as soon as possible.

Low water levels in the Danube river have left ships to queue close to the town of Zimnicea in Romania.

In this study the team show the usefulness of InSAR for examining surface deformation due to groundwater withdrawal and recharge in Phoenix, Arizona. Multi-track ascending and descending ERS SAR datasets from 1992-1996 and Envisat ASAR, 2003-2010 are combined to obtain vertical and horizontal (east-west) displacement time series components.

Sentinel-1 IW and EW Level-2 OCN products, over regional ocean areas, were made available to users on the Sentinel Data Hub on 26 July 2015.

Due to a satellite anomaly, Sentinel-1A data are unavailable since today, 03 August, 00:30 UTC.

Recovery operations are on-going. Nominal operations will restart as soon as possible.

Thanks to a new system developed by scientists in the UK, taking to the waves for a spot of surfing can benefit research into the health of coastal waters, and could help confirm satellite measurements of sea-surface temperature.

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