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Bright arctic light can lead to migraine
...cks during the summer light season than during the polar
winter season. "We found that this difference is due to the variation in light exposure--not due to changes in biological rhythms," said neurologist Karl Alstadhaug, MD, of Nordlandssykehuset Hospital in Bodo, Norway. For the study, 169 women with mi...
CryoSat environmental testing over preparations for shipment to launch site about to begin
...monitoring precise changes in the thickness of the polar
ice sheets and floating sea ice, CryoSat is the first Earth Explorer mission to be realised as part of ESA's Living Planet Programme. The observations made over the three-year lifetime of the mission will provide conclusive evidence of rates at which...
South Polar ozone hole makes big comeback
... mid-latitude air by prevailing winds known as the polar
vortex. This leads to very low temperatures, and i...n the cold and continuous darkness of this season, polar
stratospheric clouds are formed that contain chlorine. The stratospheric ozone layer that protects ...
Polar explorer delivers rare snow-depth data to ESA for CryoSat validation
...ed to when Marc came face to face with a huge male polar
bear on the verge of attack. Fortunately, Petter w...cal support that forced us to abandon the mission, polar
bears turned out to be a big challenge. A healthy population of persistent bears live near Cape Arct...
ERS altimeter survey shows growth of Greenland Ice Sheet interior
...SA has had at least one working radar altimeter in polar
orbit since July 1991, when ERS-1 was launched. ESA's first Earth Observation spacecraft was joined by ERS-2 in April 1995, then the ten-instrument Envisat satellite in March 2002. The result is a scientifically valuable long-term dataset covering E...
Japan's ALOS in orbit: ESA will deliver its data to European researchers
...nch vehicle, which will deliver ALOS into a 700-km polar
orbit. ESA is supporting ALOS as a 'Third Party Mission', which means the Agency will utilise its multi-mission ground systems of existing national and industrial facilities and expertise to acquire, process and distribute data from the satellite. Ba...
ESA confirms CryoSat recovery mission
... explain the connection between the melting of the polar
ice and the rise in sea levels and how this is contributing to climate change. The positive decision on CryoSat-2 will allow rational use to be made of the technical and industrial competences for the original mission, as well as best use of the gro...
Radar altimetry confirms global warming is affecting polar glaciers
...of the incoming sunlight. If the ice caps over the polar
ocean melt, the ocean water would absorb a large p...o what extent global climate change is causing the polar
ice caps to shrink is one of the topics being addressed by glaciologists, hydrologists, oceanographe...
MetOp satellite shipped to Baikonur on 18 April
...launcher operated by Starsem. MetOp is the first polar
orbiting satellite dedicated to operational meteorology. The MetOp satellite services have been designed to provide global weather data until 2020. MetOp, which will fly at a height of about 837 km, promises, with its 12 sophisticated instruments, to...
Ozone recovering, but unlikely to stabilize at pre-1980 levels, says study
...he lower stratosphere and promote the formation of polar
stratospheric clouds, which can contribute to severe ozone depletion. "During the next few years, ozone levels in the Arctic will be strongly influenced by stratospheric temperature, possibly resulting in delayed recovery or record-low observations,...
ALOS satellite snaps Europe
... resolution. ALOS delivered into a 700-kilometre polar
orbit on 24 January 2006 from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan is now in its nine-month Commissioning Phase. Based on a cooperative agreement with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), ESA is hosting the ALOS European Data Node (ADEN)...
How to cut energy waste in China, India, Brazil said crucial to forestalling climate change
...team member at the UNEP RISOE Centre: "Accelerated polar
ice melting is the latest indication that severe climate change may be upon us. The current 380 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere seem already too high. Roughly half of the global consumption of fossil fuels should be avoided if c...
Choose your beach with Medspiration
...onal Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar
orbiters, the Japanese's Space Agency-NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission and the AMSRE instrument onboard NASA's Aqua. The temperature of the surface of the ocean is an important physical property that strongly influences the transfer of heat ...
MetOp to be launched in October
...series of operational meteorological satellites in polar
orbit, is now scheduled for launch on 7 October 20...ed to provide meteorological operational data from polar
orbit until 2020. The global data sets gathered by the MetOp satellites will revolutionise the way t...
New launch date for Europe's first polar-orbiting weather satellite
...es designed to monitor the Earth's atmosphere from polar
orbit, is now to be launched on Saturday 7 October...onal Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar
weather satellite system, providing data that will be used to monitor our planet's climate and impro...
Climate experts search for answers in the oceans
...onal Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar
orbiters, the Japaneses Space Agency-NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission and the AMSRE instrument onboard NASA's Aqua. "Over the last five years there has been a concerted effort by the world space agencies to share and develop satellite ocea...
Americans believe global warming is real, want action, but not as a priority
...mer temperatures; impacts on non-human nature; and polar
ozone holes. "These responses help us understand the connotative meaning of global warming and why Americans react the way they do," Leiserowitz said. "These associations are to geographically or psychologically distant impacts, generic warming t...
ESA contribution to International Polar Year 2007-2008
...itute the most intensive period of research on the polar
regions in half a century. Thousands of scientis...n intense, internationally coordinated campaign of polar
observations, interdisciplinary research and analysis that will enhance our understanding of physica...
Texas A&M study proves pollution from China And India affecting world's weather
...t, but there is also some serious concern that the polar
regions could be affected by this pollution. That...meaning a potential acceleration of melting of the polar
ice caps, he believes. "It possibly means the polar
ice caps could melt quicker than we had believ...
CryoSat-2 on the road to recovery
...2005. With the threat of receding ice cover in the polar
regions, thought to be due to climate change, the ...will focus resources on making measurements of our polar
environments. The loss of the original CryoSat prevented it contributing to this effort but the expl...