Navigation Links
Scientists endure Arctic for last campaign prior to CryoSat-2 launch
Date:5/9/2008

An international group of scientists has swapped their comfortable offices for one of the most inhospitable environments on the planet to carry out a challenging field campaign that is seen as the key to ensuring the data delivered by ESA's ice mission CryoSat will be as accurate as possible.

The scientists, mainly from Denmark, UK, Germany and Canada, are currently in the middle of CryoSat Validation Experiment (CryoVEx) 2008, an extensive three-week experiment programme in the far north of Greenland and Canada. CryoVEx 2008 is a continuation of a number of earlier campaigns that focus on collecting data on the properties snow and ice over land and sea.

The data collected during the campaigns will later enable scientists to accurately interpret the variations in ice thickness with time, which will be measured by the Earth Explorer CryoSat mission.

Although CryoVEx 2008 builds on previous exercises and the scientists are fairly seasoned when it comes to enduring the harsh Arctic environment, this year's campaign is a huge logistical undertaking as airborne, helicopter and ground measurements are being taken simultaneously in three different locations - out on the floating sea-ice north of the Canadian Forces Station Alert, on the Devon ice cap in Canada and on the vast Greenland ice cap.

The campaign includes a unique experiment in northern Greenland where the 'cold' ice is assumed to be similar to large parts of Antarctica. Accessing the planned northern areas has been particularly complicated due to limited infrastructure, military permits, unforgiving weather, large distances and a host of other constraints.

Despite these constraints, the range of equipment put to the service of the campaign is impressive. They include a Twin Otter carrying on-board the two key instruments for the investigations: ASIRAS, a radar altimeter that mimics the radar altimeter on-board CryoSat-2 and a laser scanner which maps the surface
'/>"/>

Contact: Malcolm Davidson
malcolm.davidson@esa.int
31-715-655-957
European Space Agency
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Scientists discover why plague is so lethal
2. UF scientists discover compound that could lead to new blood pressure drugs
3. UIC scientists discover how some bacteria survive antibiotics
4. Scientists aim to boost world energy supplies -- with microbes!
5. Scientists determine drug target for the most potent botulinum neurotoxin
6. Scientists make chemical cousin of DNA for use as new nanotechnology building block
7. Scientists find stem cells for the first time in the pituitary
8. Brown scientists say biodiversity is crucial to ecosystem productivity
9. Scientists urged to make a stand on climate change
10. Scientists clarify a mechanism of epigenetic inheritance
11. Scientists to explore global change-public health connection
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... German . ... demanded of him, he can expect his premises to be ... of the consequences is enough to make restaurant owners pay ... lay their eggs in other birds, nests. If the host ... their revenge by destroying the entire nest. Consequently, it is ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... in many serious conditions such as heart disease, epilepsy ... drug therapies. Unfortunately, there is still much scientists do ... fresh and unexpected insight into the structure of sodium ... molecules - which are responsible for ,fine-tuning, the activity ... most recent edition of the Journal of Biological ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... genetic information of DNA is used to manufacture ... different functions in living organisms. Messenger RNA (mRNA) ... by relating the genetic information of DNA to ... , By examining the different types and amounts ... a given time, researchers can determine which specific ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fear of the cuckoo mafia 2Fear of the cuckoo mafia 3Structure of sodium channels different than previously believed 2Rapid and accurate mRNA detection in plant tissues 2
... position paper by researchers at the European Centre for ... Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry) and the University of ... virtual natural environments and concluded that the development of accurate ... interact with nature because of infirmity or other limitations: ...
... 2011 A new study from University of Miami ... Chris Langdon, Remy Okazaki and Nancy Muehllehner and colleagues ... Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Germany concludes that ... severely reduce the diversity and resilience of coral reef ...
... researcher Elias Tomaras says the idea came to him while ... "If you watch sprinters, short distance speed skaters or cyclists ... two hours, including several brief bouts of high intensity exercise. ... it might be pretty tiring." Many coaches and physiologists ...
Cached Biology News:Virtual natural environments and benefits to health 2Virtual natural environments and benefits to health 3Virtual natural environments and benefits to health 4Tiny bubbles signal severe impacts to coral reefs worldwide 2When it comes to warm-up, less is more 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 , Time: 6 p.m. ... Road, Warrington, Pa. , Details: The Hepatitis B ... a cure for hepatitis B and improving the quality of ... Ball on Friday, April 11 at Warrington Country Club in ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... leading provider of strategic communications services to corporations and organizations preparing ... the United States and Europe , ... returning to the firm,s Washington, D.C. office. ... two years of service as Associate Commissioner for the Office of ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014 The largest international ... medicinal plants and therapeutic derivatives thereof has endorsed ... and researchers about the challenges of adulterated herb ... ) The Society for Medicinal ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... In recent years, growing suspicion about the pharmaceutical ... and promotion has led to unprecedented levels of public ... about the insidious impact of commercialization of research, has ... the world’s biggest pharmas for illegal marketing activities, allegations ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 3World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 4World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 5World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 6World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 7World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 8The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 3
... exciting new and unique products; ... in near future ..., BOCA RATON, Fla., May 2 ... stock is now,up and trading on the Pink Sheets. The stock ... From this point,Solei will continue on toward becoming a fully reporting ...
... 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - GeneNews Limited (TSX: GEN), ... for the early,detection of diseases and personalized ... for the first quarter ended March 31,2008., ... of the key milestones,necessary to support the ...
... IRVINE, Calif., May 1 Masimo Corporation,(Nasdaq: MASI ... that it is scheduled to present at the Deutsche ... in Boston, MA,on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 9:30 ... A live Web cast of the presentation will be ...
Cached Biology Technology:Solei Systems, Inc., Announces That the Company Is Now Publicly Traded 2Solei Systems, Inc., Announces That the Company Is Now Publicly Traded 3Solei Systems, Inc., Announces That the Company Is Now Publicly Traded 4GeneNews Announces First Quarter Results 2GeneNews Announces First Quarter Results 3GeneNews Announces First Quarter Results 4GeneNews Announces First Quarter Results 5GeneNews Announces First Quarter Results 6GeneNews Announces First Quarter Results 7GeneNews Announces First Quarter Results 8Masimo to Present at Deutsche Bank 33rd Annual Health Care Conference 2
Caliper offers a wide array of standard LabChip products designed to be used in combination with our AMS 90 and LabChip 3000 microfluidic platforms....
Experion StdSens chips are the microfluidic chips used to perform standard-sensitivity RNA analysis (nanogram levels) with the Experion automated electrophoresis system. Each chip has the capacity to...
...
Experion HighSens chips are the microfluidic chips used to perform high-sensitivity RNA analysis (picogram levels) with the Experion automated electrophoresis system. Each chip has the capacity to ru...
Biology Products: