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Published by EOWeb on Mon 06 of Aug. 2018

CryoSat Data unavailability on 01-02 August 2018

We would like to inform CryoSat users that, due to a spacecraft anomaly, no SIRAL data is available between 2018-08-01 18:43:44 UTC and 2018-08-02 16:30:58 UTC.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Published by EOWeb on Mon 16 of July 2018

Improved CryoSat data access

With the aim to improve Earth Observation data distribution services - as recently announced - data from the CryoSat instruments can now be freely downloaded using a dedicated HTTP platform.

The data can also be downloaded through alternative means, which are described on the CryoSat data products page.

Published by EOWeb on Mon 09 of July 2018

CryoSat data anomaly resolved

We would like to inform the CryoSat data users that the anomaly affecting the generation of data on 08 July 2018, has been resolved now.

Previously delayed data have also been generated and all operations are back to normal.

Published by EOWeb on Mon 09 of July 2018

CryoSat data unavailability on 08 July 2018

We would like to inform the CryoSat data users, that due to an unforeseen application exception since early afternoon on 08 July, the CryoSat ground processing system cannot generate SIRAL, DORIS and STR Level-0 data.

The raw data from the instruments are correctly received and stored, but DORIS, STR, FDM and NOP production is delayed, accordingly.

We are trying to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Published by EOWeb on Thu 05 of July 2018

New CUT ROEF file available

Important notice: this version of the ROEF can be used only with the latest release of CUT (v4.1.0)
We would like to inform the Cryosat-2 Scientific Users that a new version of the CUT ROEF file is available for download. From the CUT application, under the menu bar, users may select "Help > Check for ROEF updates" and then follow the on-screen instructions.

We would also like to inform the expert users that the new ground tracks associated to the updated reference orbit, have been loaded on the Cal-Val FTP server. 

Published by EOWeb on Fri 29 of June 2018

Changes to CryoSat data access

CryoSat mission data users are informed that the online registration on the EOPI pages is temporarily suspended.

ESA is currently granting free and open anonymous access, to all CryoSat L1b and L2 systematic data processed via the CryoSat Science FTP Server (ftp://science-pds.cryosat.esa.int.) without the need of prior registration.

Additional information regarding the changes to data access can be found in the How to access CryoSat data web page.  


Published by EOWeb on Tue 26 of June 2018

CryoSat data production anomaly

We would like to inform the CryoSat Data users that due to a on-going anomaly of the Payload Data Segment (PDS), FDM and NOP production may be affected by the lack of the required auxiliary data which is generated with a reduced quality.
NRT production is currently on hold and we are working on resolving the issue.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Published by EOWeb on Wed 20 of June 2018

CryoSat Data unavailability on 20 June 2018

We would like to inform the CryoSat Data users that the SIRAL instrument will be unavailable for maintenance nominally from 11:33 to 12:17 UTC on 20 June 2018.

Exact unavailability window will be available in due course from the CryoSat Data unavailability webpage.


Published by EOWeb on Thu 14 of June 2018

Antarctica hikes up sea level

In a major collaborative effort, scientists from around the world have used information from satellites to reveal that ice melting in Antarctica has not only raised sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, but, critically, almost half of this rise has occurred in the last five years.

Andrew Shepherd from the University of Leeds in the UK and Erik Ivins from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory led a group of 84 scientists from 44 international organisations in research that has resulted in the most complete picture to date of how Antarctica’s ice sheet is changing.

Their research, published in Nature, reveals that prior to 2012, when the last such study was carried out, Antarctica was losing 76 billion tonnes of ice a year. This was causing sea levels to rise at a rate of 0.2 mm a year.

Since then, however, Antarctica has been losing ice three times as fast.

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Published by EOWeb on Thu 31 of May 2018

CryoSat - CUT version 4.0.1 released

A new version of the CryoSat User Tool (CUT vs 4.0.1) has been released. Users can download the tool now and find further information on the CryoSat User Tool web page.

The CUT is a Windows stand-alone application for displaying and downloading CryoSat products from remote FTP servers or from local directories.

This new version of CUT will fix a problem with updating of the index file when using CUT ‘search' feature.

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