The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission provides radar vision over part of Antarctica's third-largest island, Thurston Island, seeing through clouds and in the dark, making it a valuable tool for monitoring polar regions prone to bad weather and long periods of darkness.
Satellites Capture Break-Off of Massive Iceberg in Antarctica
Over the last few months, a chunk of Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf has been hanging on precariously as a deep crack cut across the ice. Witnessed by the European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, a lump of ice more than twice the size of Luxembourg finally broke off on July 12, 2017.
Antarctica in 3D
Approximately 250 million measurements taken by the European Space Agency (ESA) CryoSat during the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice sheet.
Antarctic Ice Shelves Rapidly Thinning
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography recently reported that Antarctica's floating ice shelves have decreased in thickness by as much as 18 percent during the past two decades. Satellite radar altimetry mission data from the European Space Agency were used between 1994 and 2012 to determine the change.