Earth from Space: Mount Makalu

Are you up for some climbing?
In this episode of Earth from Space, Sentinel-2 takes us over Mount Makalu in the Himalayas where Swedish explorer, mountaineer and climate campaigner, Carina Ahlqvist, led a climb this year.

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios.

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Earth from space: special edition

Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. In this special edition, ESA’s Aeolus Project Manager, Anders Elfving, joins us in the cleanroom at Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France, to talk about the challenges in developing the mission’s pioneering laser technology.

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Earth from Space: Cabo Verde

Celebrate World Oceans Day over the Atlantic Ocean and the Cabo Verde islands in this episode of Earth from Space, presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/06/Cabo_Verde to download to download the image taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite.

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Earth from Space: Italian Alps and plains

Explore over northern Italy, from the Alps and Lake Maggiore to the western outskirts of Milan, in this episode of Earth from Space, presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/06/Italian_Alps_and_plains to download to download the image taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite.

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Earth from Space: Mount Mayon

Explore the Philippines’ Mount Mayon, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, in this episode of Earth from Space, presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/05/Mount_Mayon_Philippines to download the image taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite.

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Time-lapse: Preparing Sentinel-3B for liftoff

See in this time-lapse how the Sentinel-3B satellite was prepared for its liftoff on 25 April 2018 from Plesetsk in Russia.

Sentinel-3B joined its twin, Sentinel-3A, in orbit. The pairing of identical satellites provides the best coverage and data delivery for Europe’s Copernicus programme – the largest environmental monitoring programme in the world. The satellites carry the same suite of cutting-edge instruments to measure oceans, land, ice and atmosphere.

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Watch the first set of images taken by Sentinel-3B http://bit.ly/FirstImagesSentinel3B

Earth from Space: Mont Saint-Michel

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios. In this edition : Sentinel-2 takes us over the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel in northern France.

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Earth from Space: Columbia Glacier

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios. In this edition Sentinel-2B takes us over the Columbia Glacier, one of the most rapidly changing glaciers in the world.

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Earth from Space: Emi Koussi

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web TV virtual studios. In this edition, Sentinel-2B takes us over the Emi Koussi volcano in northern Chad.

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Glaciers in decline

Apart from Antarctica, Patagonia is home to the biggest glaciers in the southern hemisphere, but some are retreating faster than anywhere else in the world. This is because the weather is relatively warm and these glaciers typically terminate in fjords and lakes, exacerbating surface melting and causing them to flow faster and lose ice as icebergs at their margins. Traditionally, it has been very difficult to map exactly how fast these glaciers are changing. However, a new way of processing ESA CryoSat swath data now makes it possible to map these glaciers in fine detail. CryoSat has revealed that between 2011 and 2017, there was widespread thinning, particularly in Patagonia’s more northern ice fields. The Jorge Montt glacier, which flows down to the ocean, retreated 2.5 km and lost about 2.2 Gt a year. In contrast, Pio XI, the largest glacier in South America, advanced and gained mass at a rate of about 0.67 Gt a year. However, over the six-year period, the glaciers overall lost mass at a rate of over 21 Gt a year. This loss is adding about 0.06 mm a year to sea level.

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