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Cryosat

A European Space Agency satellite, designed specifically to monitor long-term changes in the cryosphere. The initial satellite was lost through a launcher failure in October 2005, but a ...

Cryosat

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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2008

... A European Space Agency satellite, designed specifically to monitor long-term changes in the cryosphere . The initial satellite was lost through a launcher failure in October 2005 , but a replacement satellite, Cryosat-2, with improved instrumentation, was launched in April 2010 . Its first maps of Arctic sea-ice and Antarctic land-ice thickness (for January-February 2011) were published in June 2011...

CryoSat

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A Dictionary of Space Exploration (3 ed.)

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2018

...CryoSat The first European Space Agency satellite dedicated to measuring the thickness of polar sea ice and monitoring changes in the ice sheets (cryosphere) that blanket Greenland and Antarctica with synthetic aperture radar . CryoSat was first Earth Explorer Mission craft to be selected in 1999 , but the original satellite was lost due to a launch failure in October 2005 . A new satellite ( CryoSat-2 ) was subsequently built with a number of improvements and successfully launched on 8 April 2010 aboard a Dnepr rocket at Baikonur Cosmodrome ....

Cryosat

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A European Space Agency satellite, designed specifically to monitor long-term changes in the cryosphere. The initial satellite was lost through a launcher failure in October 2005, but a replacement ...
Earth Explorer Opportunity Mission-2

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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2020

...Explorer Opportunity Mission-2 ( CryoSat-2 ) A satellite mission, forming part of the European Space Agency’s Living Planet Programme , to monitor the thickness of land and sea ice. It replaces CryoSat, which was lost in 2005 due to launch failure. The CryoSat-2 spacecraft was launched on 8 April 2010 , from Baikonur,...

Earth Explorer Mission

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A Dictionary of Space Exploration (3 ed.)

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2018

...to specific areas of public concern; and ‘opportunity’ missions, which employ smaller, low-cost satellites to address areas of immediate environmental concern. To date there have been two core missions launched— GOCE and Aeolus —and three opportunity missions: SMOS , CryoSat , and Swarm...

Rokot

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A Dictionary of Space Exploration (3 ed.)

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2018

...began on 16 May 2000 . On 13 October 2017 Rokot made its final flight by carrying the European Space Agency ’s Sentinel -5 Precursor safely into orbit. It marked the 27th launch from Plesetsk; where there have been 24 successes, two failures (including the loss of ESA ’s Cryosat ), and one partial failure. Rokot is now being phased out in favour of the newer Angara and Soyuz ...

Cryosphere

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Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science

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2009
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Science and technology, History of Science
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...was needed. And again it was scientists in Europe who hoped to score, with their CryoSat project. ‘How can we tell whether the ice is melting if we don't know how much there is?’ asked Peter Lemke of the Alfred-Wegener-Institut in Bremerhaven, a member of the science team. ‘CryoSat will turn our very limited, localized information on ice thickness into global coverage. We'll measure any year-to-year thinning or thickening of the ice to within a few centimetres. And the CryoSat data will greatly improve our computer models, whether for ice forecasts for...

Sea Ice

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Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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2011

...signature of which differs strongly between sea ice and open water. Ice-thickness measurements from satellites have only recently become available. Such measurements are usually based on measuring the thickness of sea ice and snow above the sea surface by radar altimetry (e.g., CryoSat) or laser altimetry (ICESat). Ground and airborne measurements of sea-ice properties provide additional data with smaller areal coverage, but usually with higher spatial and temporal resolution. For example, the evolution of ice and snow thickness and temperature is often...

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