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Published by EOWeb on Thu 03 of Oct. 2013

CryoSat acquisition stopped

CryoSat SIRAL acquisitions stopped yesterday (2nd October) at 16:23:01 UTC due to an onboard issue which is under investigation.

Science measurements will resume as soon as possible but not earlier than the beginning of next week.

Published by EOWeb on Tue 24 of Sep. 2013

CryoSat reprocessed dataset for June 2011 now available

CryoSat data acquired in June 2011 has now been reprocessed and is available on the CryoSat dissemination server ftp://science-pds.cryosat.esa.int

New users should register for access to CryoSat data via Fast Registration on ESA's Earthnet Online Portal.

Published by EOWeb on Mon 23 of Sep. 2013

CryoSat mission observes continuing Arctic winter ice decline

The volume of sea ice in the Arctic hit a new low this past winter, according to observations from ESA's Cryosat mission.

During March/April - the time of year when marine floes are at their thickest - the radar spacecraft recorded just under 15,000 cu km of ice.

In its three years of full operations, Cryosat has witnessed a continuing shrinkage of winter ice volume.

It underlines, say scientists, the long-term decline of the floes.

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Published by EOWeb on Thu 12 of Sep. 2013

CryoSat reprocessed dataset for December 2011 now available

CryoSat data acquired in December 2011 has now been reprocessed and is available on the CryoSat dissemination server ftp://science-pds.cryosat.esa.int

New users should register for access to CryoSat data via Fast Registration on ESA's Earthnet Online Portal.

Published by EOWeb on Wed 11 of Sep. 2013

New dimensions on ice

Offering new insights into our fragile polar regions, ESA's CryoSat mission has provided three consecutive years of Arctic sea-ice thickness measurements, which show that the ice continues to thin.

Although satellites have witnessed a downward trend in the extent of sea ice over the last two decades, it is essential to have accurate information on the mass or volume of ice being lost. This is a more accurate measure of the changes taking place.

Along with observations of ice extent, CryoSat's measurements of thickness now span from October 2010 to April 2013, allowing scientists to work out the real loss of ice, monitor seasonal change and identify trends.

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Published by EOWeb on Wed 04 of Sep. 2013

CryoSat rolls in orbit again for calibration

On 10-12 September, CryoSat will be rolling left and right in orbit again to help continue its precise measurements of the vast ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica. This special operation follows the ones conducted at this same time last year.

The roll operation will be carried out as the satellite flies over flat sea areas of the Pacific and Indian Ocean and under different sunlight conditions. It will be the fourth operation of this kind since the satellite was launched in 2010.

Users are informed that SIRAL instrument routine planning will be suspended during the two manoeuvres and data gaps are anticipated.

Published by EOWeb on Thu 29 of Aug. 2013

CryoSat FDM production delay

Due to a maintenance of the CryoSat Payload Data System (PDS) latency of the L1 and L2 FDM products may increase. The maintenance is planned to be completed by Friday 30 August.
Published by EOWeb on Fri 16 of Aug. 2013

CryoSat reprocessed dataset for November 2011 now available

CryoSat data acquired in November 2011 has now been reprocessed and is available on the CryoSat dissemination server ftp://science-pds.cryosat.esa.int.

New users should register for access to CryoSat data via Fast Registrationon ESA's Earthnet Online Portal.

Published by EOWeb on Tue 13 of Aug. 2013

CryoSat reprocessed dataset for November and December 2010 are now available

The Cryosat-2 users are informed that the data acquired in November and December 2010 have been reprocessed and are now available on the CryoSat dissemination server ftp://science-pds.cryosat.esa.int.

Published by EOWeb on Thu 11 of July 2013

CryoSat Wiki and Forum new environment

After its recent opening to the user community on 17 June 2013, this is a gentle reminder and invitation to use and explore the new CryoSat User e-Collaboration Environment (CUeCE).
 
The objective of the Cryosat Wiki is to provide an Internet e-collaboration platform for sharing information, results, resources and documents amongst the CryoSat user community and with ESA.

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