The CCI Open Data Portal Dashboard and Data Search tools are now live.
The CCI Dashboard provides a high level view of the data sets within the CCI Open Data Portal archive, including key information for each product type, a quick link to download them via FTP and a graphical representation of their temporal coverage.
The Data Search tool can be used to search and download the data products in the CCI Open Data Portal archive. The CCI Data Search provides free text and faceted search options, allowing users to customise their search query. The resulting data can be downloaded via multiple data access methods
The CCI Soil Moisture project are proud to announce that an overview of recent and historical global CCI soil moisture conditions were published in the State of the Climate in 2015 Report, the authoritative annual summary of the global climate published as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS).
The Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) are requesting comments from the scientific community on their new Implementation Plan. The first GCOS Implementation Plan in 2004 concentrated mainly on the physical climate system and actions to enable the production of Essential Climate Variable datasets. This 2016 Plan also aims to incorporate broader climate policy observation requirements from the adaptation and mitigation communities. It will be submitted to the UNFCCC for its COP 22 meeting.
Calling all polar scientists! The Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE) project would like to take this opportunity to encourage members of the scientific community to get involved in the project’s second assessment. For further information and registration, follow this link.
The adoption of the relatively new approach to processing altimetry data, known as swath altimetry, is transforming the outcome of altimetry studies on our cryosphere, including those within the CCI Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheet projects. The application of swath altimetry to CryoSat’s SARIn mode data importantly provides us with new information/insight into the topography of the Earth’s ice sheets which cannot be achieved using conventional altimetry processing techniques alone.
This technique and its use is explained in the Earth from Space video below.
For additional information, please read the BBC’s article on the story.
The main objective of PolarGAP, an ESA-funded project, is to collect gravity data at the North and South poles, regions that were missed by the satellite GOCE due to orbit constraints, which can then be used to help complete a global model of the Earth’s gravitational field.
In the Earth From Space video below, the CCI Greenland Ice Sheet project science leader, René Forsberg, talks about PolarGAP’s latest field campaign to Antarctica.
A number of the CCI projects have recently released their latest newsletters, ESA’s Living Planet Symposium special issues, containing up to date project information.