Melting Greenland Glacier

Melting Greenland Glacier

The European Space Agency (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite collected this false-color image over the jagged islands along the west coast of Greenland on Aug. 8, 2017.

Bringing Climate Down to Earth

Climate change can often seem concerned mainly with carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases far above the Earth—but researchers also want to know what role things on the ground play. Yuki Hamada, a biophysical remote sensing scientist in the Environmental Science...

Are You Dreaming of a White Christmas?

December 14, 2015 — For those of you dreaming of a white Christmas, this map depicts which places have the best chance of being a winter wonderland according to weather history. The “Historical Probability of a White Christmas” map shows the climatological...

ESSC Statement on Climate Change

The European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) supports the Article (2) agreement on climate change of the Declaration of the '2015 Budapest World Science Forum on the enabling power of science' urges such a universal agreement aiming at stabilising atmospheric...

USGS Projects Large Loss of Alaska Permafrost by 2100

December 1, 2015 — Using statistically modeled maps drawn from satellite data and other sources, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have projected that the near-surface permafrost that presently underlies 38 percent of boreal and arctic Alaska would be reduced by 16...

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