CryoSat

CryoVEx/KAREN: not all glamour

Having spent the last couple of weeks in Antarctica, Tânia Casal, ESA Earth Observation campaign coordinator, is about to head home after contributing to the CryoVEx/KAREN field campaign – contributions that not only involve science, but also...

CryoVex/KAREN: new friends

Tânia Casal, ESA Earth Observation Campaign Coordinator, sends her latest post from Antarctica where she’s taking part in the CryoVEx/KAREN campaign to help develop new space technology to monitor our changing polar environments. I am still at...

Cryovex/Karen: tough training

Tânia Casal, ESA Earth Observation Campaign Coordinator, has arrived in Antarctica as part of the CryoVEx/KAREN campaign, and sends her next blog entry. It has taken days to get here, but on 8 January I finally arrived...

The relevance of 2 degrees

On 18 April, the Dutch polar explorer and climate journalist Bernice Notenboom, together with fellow 2 Degrees expeditioners Martin Hartley and Ann Daniels, achieved their target of reaching the geographic North Pole by foot. The goal of...

CryoVEx: Ice, Ice (and snow) Baby

Today, 14 April, is a down day, the airfield is closed for Good Friday. While we would rather be out sampling the ice, the down day gives us a chance to consider the data we have collected...

CRYOSAT and KAREN: Awesome work, what a privilege

Today was another great day! Once again, the Sun was shining over our sea-ice sites and there was very little wind. Even cold temperatures (-32°C) feel pleasant when the Sun shines and there is no wind. I...

CRYOSAT and KAREN: Measuring sea ice

While we have already been out on the ice and have seen plenty more of it, Christian Haas from York University, Canada joined us on Monday so we could get down to more measuring. We did snow...

CryoVEx and KAREN: held up in a blizzard

It may have been a beautiful warm spring weekend in Europe, but the team starting the second phase of the Cryovex and KAREN campaign in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada, have had to hunker down to wait out...

CryoVEX and KAREN: waving to friends

The first phase of the KAREN field campaign, which is testing a new way of measuring Earth’s ice, concluded recently with a flight over Greenland and a great view of the ground team on the ice taking...

Cryovex and Karen: Catching Up

Airborne surveys in the Arctic always rely on good weather so delays have to be expected. Often there are a few bad weather days in a row but if one is really unfortunate, there can be almost...