Datasets

CPOM is now providing access to operational products via a dedicated data portal.

Near real time data on Arctic sea ice is available on the website within two days of CryoSat-2 passing over the ice.

Arctic sea ice thickness in April 2015, as recorded by CryoSat.

Arctic sea ice thickness in April 2015, as recorded by CryoSat.

As well as helping scientists to understand the rapidly changing Arctic environment, the data will be a vital resource for activities affected by sea ice such as shipping, tourism, Arctic exploration and search and rescue.

Our ice sheet velocity data portal provides frequent maps of ice velocity for key outlet glaciers of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets in near real time.

Ice velocity map of Pine Island Glacier from Sentinel-1. Credit:Hogg/CPOM

Ice velocity map of Pine Island Glacier from Sentinel-1.

The velocity maps are produced by tracking moving features in synthetic aperture radar data acquired by ESA’s Sentinel-1 satellite.