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Rachel Tilling wins 2018 Women In Aerospace-Europe Young Professional Award

Congratulations to CPOM's Rachel Tilling who has just been announced as the 2018 Women in Aerospace-Europe Young Professional Award Winner! ...
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/ Arctic, Sea ice

Arctic Prediction in a Changing Climate: Understanding Key Processes and Challenges

**Registration now open** This meeting is part of the Royal Meteorological Society Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to ...
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/ Arctic, Ice sheets, Sea ice

Sentinels track Greenland’s summer speed-up

ESA’s Sentinel-1 mission has revealed exactly how fast Greenland’s glaciers are flowing into the Arctic Ocean. The research, published in ...
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/ Arctic, Ice caps, Sentinel-1

Satellites track vanishing Antarctic ice

Monitoring Antarctica from space has revealed how its ice is being lost to the oceans, providing crucial insight into the ...
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Antarctica ramps up sea level rise

Ice losses from Antarctica have increased global sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, with two fifths of this rise ...
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CryoSat gives best 3D view of Antarctica yet

A new map of Antarctica, available to download from today, is providing the most accurate three-dimensional view of the continent ...
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/ Antarctic, CryoSat, Ice sheets

CPOM helps school students become Earth Observation researchers

A new project launched by the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) is offering students the chance to contribute to ...
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/ Antarctic, Arctic, CryoSat, Sentinel-1

Antarctica retreating across the sea floor

Antarctica’s great ice sheet is losing ground as it is eroded by warm ocean water circulating beneath its floating edge, ...
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/ Antarctic, CryoSat

Space to Earth View challenges kids to aim high!

CPOM’s Anna Hogg has been inspiring schoolchildren to take their fitness to new heights and learn about space science at ...
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Fellowship in Satellite Altimetry

Are you an ambitious scientist looking for your next challenge? Do you want to further your career with CPOM? Do ...
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Take your fitness to new heights with the Space to Earth View Challenge!

Join CPOM's Anna Hogg and Paralympian Lauren Steadman in taking the Space to Earth View Challenge: Swim, bike or run ...
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First look at 2017 Arctic sea ice volume from CryoSat

A new paper in Advances in Space Research, led by Rachel Tilling, provides a first look at 2017 Arctic sea ...
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/ Arctic, Sea ice

Pine Island Glacier and Ice Sheet Stability in West Antarctica

In May 2017 CPOM Leeds hosted the concluding meeting of NERC's Ice Sheet Stability Research Programme (iSTAR), an effort to improve ...
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/ Antarctic, Ice sheets

Satellites reveal hidden ice canyons

CPOM's Noel Gourmelen explains how ESA's Sentinel-1 and CryoSat missions have shed light on the huge canyons hidden within the ...
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/ Antarctic, Ice sheets

Update on the Larsen-C iceberg breakaway

The largest remaining ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula lost 10% of its area when an iceberg four times the ...
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/ Antarctic, Sentinel-1

Giant iceberg in the making at Larsen-C

ESA satellites are monitoring a deep crack that continues to cut across the Larsen C ice shelf. When it eventually ...
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/ Antarctic, CryoSat, Sentinel-1

New FutureLearn Course on Greenland Ice Sheet

Registration is now open for a new, free European Space Agency/FutureLearn course on how we observe and monitor the Greenland ...
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/ Arctic, Ice sheets

Antarctic Peninsula ice more stable than thought

Glacier flow at the southern Antarctic Peninsula has increased since the 1990s, but a new study has found the change ...
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/ Antarctic, Ice sheets

Sentinel-1 monitors growing crack in Larsen-C

Radar mission Sentinel-1 continues to monitor the growing crack in Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf, which is expected to produce a ...
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/ Antarctic, Ice sheets, Sentinel-1

Phytoplankton blooms under Arctic sea ice

In 2011, researchers observed a massive bloom of phytoplankton growing under Arctic sea ice - conditions that should have been far too ...
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/ Arctic, Sea ice

CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D

Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA’s CryoSat mission over the last six years have been used to create a ...
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/ Antarctic, CryoSat, Ice sheets

How low will it go? Scientists to use improved forecast system to predict Arctic ice melt

CPOM scientists at Reading University have been closely involved in developing a new, more accurate forecast system to predict whether ...
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/ Arctic, Sea ice

PhD opportunity: Greenland/Antarctic ice sheet mass balance and regional variability in sea level rise

CPOM is seeking an excellent PhD candidate to work at the interface of climate and space science.   Using Earth ...
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/ Antarctic, Arctic, Ice sheets, Uncategorised

Satellites track variations in retreat of West Antarctic glaciers

An almost 25-year long record of elevation change of some of Antarctica’s fastest flowing and receding glaciers reveals important differences ...
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/ Antarctic, Ice sheets

Lowest early-winter sea ice growth on record

There is set to be only 10,500 cubic kilometres of sea ice in the Arctic this month – the joint ...
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/ Arctic, CryoSat, Sea ice

CryoSat reveals recent Greenland ice loss

The most recent, detailed picture of ice loss from Greenland is presented in a new study, published online today in ...
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/ Arctic, CryoSat, Ice sheets

ESA Advanced Cryosphere Training Course 2016

ESA is holding a new advanced Cryosphere Training Course devoted to training the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists ...
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/ Antarctic, Arctic, Uncategorised

Arctic sea ice shows resilience

CPOM scientists have found that Arctic sea ice volume increased markedly in the summer of 2013 compared to the previous ...
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/ Arctic, CryoSat, Sea ice

Sea ice: a story of cracks

CPOM's Harry Heorton blogs about sea ice formation and dynamics and why it's important for global climate on the Reading ...
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/ Arctic, Sea ice

Pine Island Glacier on Sentinel-1A’s radar

This image combining two scans by Sentinel-1A’s radar shows that parts of the Pine Island glacier flowed about 100 m ...
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/ Antarctic, Ice sheets, Sentinel-1

Latest CPOM sea ice report

17 April 2015 Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever winter extent, it was ...
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/ Arctic, CryoSat, Sea ice

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 ...
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/ Arctic, CryoSat, Sea ice

Arctic sea ice: a cool start to spring

CPOM's Danny Feltham describes the current state of the Arctic sea ice and explains the uncertainties on Reading University's Weather ...
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CryoSat extends its reach on the Arctic

CryoSat has delivered this year’s map of autumn sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, revealing a small decrease in ice volume ...
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/ Arctic, CryoSat, Sea ice

Migrating ‘supraglacial’ lakes could trigger future Greenland ice loss

CPOM scientists have found that predictions of Greenland ice loss and its impact on rising sea levels may have been ...
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/ Arctic, Ice sheets

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 – ...
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/ Arctic, Ice caps