Skip navigation.
Home

Antarctica: ice gain or loss?

A new study released by NASA scientist Jay Zwally and colleagues in the Journal of Glaciology, receiving wide coverage in the media last month, reports an 82 Gigatons per year increase of land ice in Antarctica during the period 2003-2008. The study received much skepticism from other leading scientists in the field, as there are many indications that point at the contrary: ice loss, possibly irreversible. How does this new study fit in that picture, what are the consequences for expected sea level rise and are these numbers correct? Glaciologist and polar scientist Jan Wuite, working at Enveo in Innsbruck and involved in various international studies related to Antarctica explains. Read more »

Antarctic_Ice_Sheet_cci has passed Milestone 1

The Antarctic_Ice_Sheet_cci (AIS_cci) project has passed milestone one. The documents from task one are approved and we are preparing for Progress Meeting two in Copenhagen. The meeting will take place together with the Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci meeting. Read more »

Invitation to Round Robin for the Gravimetric Mass Balance (GMB) products

The Antarctic_Ice_Sheet_cci project performs an open round robin experiment to compare and evaluate algorithms for the generation of Gravimetric Mass Balance (GMB) products. Since the experiment is carried out in close collaboration with the Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci project it deals with both the Antarctic Ice Sheet and the Greenland Ice Sheet. Beside GRACE data synthetic datasets of global mass changes form the basis for the algorithm evaluation.

The Antarctic_Ice_Sheet_cci team is looking forward to receive your contribution by September 30th 2015 (extended deadline). All contributions will be analysed anonymously.

For instructions please see http://roundrobin.esa-icesheets-cci.org/nb/login/ Read more »

Newsletters

Newsletters are regurlarly published in order to provide information on the project status and some scientific issues in relationship with ice-sheet calculation and climate change. The newsletter is intended to reach a wider audience than the official project documentation by presenting some of the results in a magazine-like format.

Newsletter Issue 2 - April 2016

Newsletter Issue 2 Read more »

Essential Climate Variable Projects

ESA has the pleasure to inform you that the CCI invitation to tender was issued on EMITS on 11 November 2009 with closing date on 05 March 2010, at 13:00 hrs. Read more »

CCI session at the Living Planet Symposium

Revisit the CCI session presented during the Living Planet Symposium in Bergen (NO), 28 June - 02 July 2010.
http://www.esa.int/esaLP/SEMS08PZVAG_index_0.html

ESA Climate Change Initiative

Climate change is arguably the greatest challenge facing mankind in the twenty-first century. Its importance has been recognised in recent reports from the IPCC and from UNFCCC, and the overwhelming economic consequences are set out in the Stern Report. Read more »

Syndicate content