Good news for Arctic, as sea ice volume up by half

Arctic sea ice last month was around 50 per cent higher in volume compared with a year earlier, following a recovery in area this summer, the European Space Agency (ESA) said today.

Ice loss from West Antarctica on the increase

The West Antarctic ice sheet appears to be shedding far more ice than a few years ago, according to climate research unveiled Wednesday.

Arctic ice shrinking in volume, too: ESA

Arctic sea ice, which has been declining in area by unprecedented amounts in summer, is also falling in volume, the European Space Agency (ESA) said today.

ESA satellite spots Arctic sea-ice loss

An international team of scientists has discovered that Arctic sea ice volume has decreased by 36 percent during autumn and 9 percent during winter between 2003 and 2012.

CryoSat offers view of changes in Arctic sea-ice thickness

After almost a year and a half of operations, CryoSat has yielded its first seasonal variation map of Arctic sea-ice thickness.

CryoSat to investigate Earth’s ice cover

Reports indicate that the European Space Agency (ESA) is about to launch CryoSat on February 25, which would be the most sophisticated satellite ever to investigate Earth’s ice fields and map ice thickness over water and land.