15. Januar 2020Die flugzeuggestützte Fernerkundung ergänzt die Erdbeobachtung aus dem Weltraum und hilft, neue Satelliteninstrumente und Auswertungsmethoden zu entwickeln. Jetzt werden die bislang am EOC genutzten Kameras durch neue, verbesserte Instrumente ersetzt. Diese stehen allen DLR Wissenschaftlern und deren Kooperationspartnern über den EOC-Nutzerservice Optical Airborne Remote Sensing (OpAiRS) zur Verfügung.
14 January 2020Sea ice can be dangerous for ships. If it is shoved together by storms, pressure ridges several metres thick can form, invincible even for icebreakers. EOC is working on methodologies for distinguishing types of sea ice and monitoring their drift to identify where potential pressure ridges could form. For this purpose EOC scientists rely on radar images that provide a picture of the ice situation regardless of cloud cover or polar night. For the analysis near Price Patrick Island in Canada shown here a time series recorded by the German radar satellite TerraSAR-X was used.
19 December 2019Pine Island Glacier in the Antarctic is about to calve along its 35 km long front. The latest TerraSAR-X image shows that a tabular iceberg the size of Frank/Main is coming into being.
16 December 2019 The Australian ambassador Lynette Wood paid a visit to the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen on 16 December 2019. She was welcomed by Prof. Hansjörg Dittus, executive board member for space research and technology. For years there have been close ties to science and business in Australia, earth observation being one of the fields that play a large role in this relationship.
12 December 201950 years after the first successful reception of measurement data, Neustrelitz has developed into an important hub in the network of worldwide receiving stations. Today, more than 17,000 passages pass through the site of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) every year. In 2020, a new antenna will be added to the ground station to make it fit for the future.
10 December 2019The glaciers and ice fields in the South American region of Patagonia have been in retreat since the Little Ice Age between the early 14th century and the mid-19th century. In recent decades, the loss of ice masses associated with tropospheric warming has accelerated. From 2000 to 2016 the Patagonian Ice Fields contributed approximately six percent to the eustatic sea level rise of 0.74 millimetres per year. This represents the average rise in sea levels due to all of the world's glaciers and ice caps – excluding the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.