Cryosat, mapping sea-ice and change

With World Hydrography Day upon us, there has been a lot of news from the roll out of a new global sea floor map to discussion of a potential biological shift in our oceans. On the earth observation end of things we have Cryosat’s first sea-ice map. This map and future maps will help us understand the changes that are occurring on the ocean surfaces as we see glaciers break off and move around which will help understand climate change from a different perspective. The BBC has posted (reposted?) an interview with Dr Katherine Giles about how Cryosat works in a way that brings it down to earth. Take a listen:

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