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Sentinel-1 monitors growing crack in Larsen-C ice shelf  Radar mission Sentinel-1 continues to monitor the growing crack in Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf, which is expected to produce a massive iceberg……

CryoSat reveals recent Greenland ice losses Research led by CPOM, using data from CryoSat alongside a regional climate model, has mapped changes in Greenland ice sheet mass….

Arctic sea ice shows resilience Arctic sea ice volume increased markedly in the summer of 2013 compared to the previous three years as less of the ice melted due to lower air temperatures….

Thick, heavily deformed multi-year sea ice in the Lincoln Sea, off the north coast of Greenland, 29th March 2014 (Credit: Tom Armitage)

Pine Island Glacier on Sentinel-1A’s radar Sentinel-1A’s radar shows that parts of the Pine Island glacier flowed about 100 m (in pink) between 3 March and 15 March 2015….

Pine Island Glacier on Sentinel-1A's radar. Credit: Copernicus data (2015)/ESA/A. Hogg/CPOM

CryoSat beams down today’s Arctic sea ice Having just celebrated its milestone fifth birthday, CryoSat has become the first mission to provide information on Arctic sea ice thickness in real-time….

Satellite image of Arctic sea ice breaking up. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Centre

Migrating ‘supraglacial’ lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss Predictions of Greenland ice loss and impacts on sea levels may have been greatly underestimated…..

Supraglacial lakes on the Greenland ice sheet can be seen as dark blue specks in the centre and to the right of this satellite image. Credit: USGS/NASA Landsat

Arctic ice cap slides into the ocean Satellite images have revealed that a remote Arctic ice cap has thinned by more than 50 metres since 2012 and is also flowing 25 times faster…..

Rate of ice cap elevation change between 2010 and 2014 observed CryoSat, overlaid onto an image acquired by the Sentinel-1A satellite. Red regions show where the ice surface has lowered due to ice loss. Image credit: CPOM/GRL