Planet Earth

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1. The Goldilocks effect: Weighing the world's forests

It is an old complaint: not being able to see the wood for the trees. But the grumble is being smashed thanks to a new dimension from a European Space Agency mission soon to launch.

Tags: Atmosphere, Biodiversity, Climate, Earth observation, Forests, Space, Technology
2. Keeping satellites in the sky

As part of a series of interviews with new NERC Independent Research Fellows, Ingrid Cnossen talks about the beauty of flexible working and how understanding the weather can help to keep satellites in orbit.

Tags: Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Environmental change, Space, Technology
3. Every land volcano on Earth to be monitored from space

Data from two European Space Station Sentinel satellites that routinely map the planet's surface will be used to monitor volcanoes.

Tags: Earth observation, Hazards, Space, Volcanoes
4. Mission to 'Mars'

Some scientists may dream of the chance to pursue their research on another planet. That opportunity isn't a reality just yet, but PhD student Michaela Musilova got the next best thing - a simulated mission to Mars.

Tags: Microbes, Space, Sustainability
5. 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
6. 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
7. Mars methane linked to meteorites

Tiny amounts of methane in the Martian atmosphere may come not from living things, but from meteorites on the red planet's surface, the latest findings suggest.

Tags: Atmosphere, Meteorites, Space
8. Eyes in the sky

Sending satellites into orbit isn't a hobby for the cheapskate. Each launch costs millions, and if anything goes wrong on the way up you can kiss that cash goodbye.

Tags: Climate, Earth observation, Environmental change, Pollution, Space, Technology
9. Ice mission shows precise changes in Arctic sea-ice thickness

Scientists have produced the first map which shows the changes in the thickness of Arctic sea ice through the entire winter season. The map is the most accurate and extensive yet.

Tags: Arctic, Environmental change, Ice, Mapping, Space
10. Somewhere over the radar

There's still plenty we don't understand about what's going on hundreds of kilometres above our heads, where the atmosphere meets space. Ian McCrea explains how a facility deep in the Arctic Circle is helping unravel the mysteries of space weather.

Tags: Atmosphere, Hazards, Space, Technology, Weather

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