Planet Earth

There are 15 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Earth observation".

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1. Scientists measure snow density in Greenland

Last month, scientists from the Centre for Polar Observation & Modelling (CPOM) headed to Greenland to carry out vital fieldwork as part of a NERC-CryoSat contract to calibrate and validate measurements taken by the satellite.

Tags: Arctic, Earth observation, Ice
2. Modelling our landscape in 3D

Drones are helping NERC's British Geological Survey understand and monitor areas that are susceptible to landslides around the UK.

Tags: Earth observation, Geology, Hazards, Technology
3. Soaring with the Global Hawk

Last year a new UK-made atmospheric science instrument flew for the first time on NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

Tags: Technology, Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Environmental change, Robotics
4. Antarctic Peninsula: Warming pauses but glaciers go on melting

A temporary respite in rising temperatures in one of the world's fastest-warming places doesn't mean climate change has stopped, says new British Antarctic Survey research.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Ice, Atmosphere, Earth observation, Environmental change, Pollution
5. Ship noise puts fish in danger

Noise made by passing ships stops eels from using their survival instincts, say NERC-supported scientists investigating the effects of man-made noise on fish.

Tags: Animals, Biology, Climate, Earth observation, Earth system, Environmental change, Fish, Hazards, Marine life, Oceans, Pollution, Technology, UK, Water
6. Antarctic ice loss has doubled

The Antarctic ice sheet has lost ice twice as quickly in the past three years as when it was last surveyed between 2005 and 2010, say scientists.

Tags: Antarctic, Climate, Earth observation, Ice, Sea level change, Technology
7. Podcast: Cutting urban light pollution

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Roland Leigh and Joshua Vande Hey of the University of Leicester describe the work they're doing with Leicester City Council to cut light pollution and help the council save electricity.

Tags: Earth observation, Podcasts, Pollution, UK
8. Recycling heat from industry could reduce carbon emissions

Capturing wasted heat and turning it into electricity could help industries to reduce carbon emissions, according to a new study.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Earth system, Environmental change, Geology, Health, Natural resources, Pollution, UK
9. Podcast: Unravelling the intricacies of Earth's magnetic field

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Ciaran Beggan and Tom Shanahan of NERC's British Geological Survey explain why accurately measuring the Earth's magnetic field is so important.

Tags: Earth observation, Hazards, Mapping, Podcasts, Space, UK
10. CryoSat-2 mission reveals major Arctic sea-ice loss

Arctic sea ice volume has declined by 36 per cent in the autumn and 9 per cent in the winter between 2003 and 2012, a UK-led team of scientists has discovered.

Tags: Arctic, Earth observation, Environmental change, Ice, Space

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