UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics



Mission performance simulation, Data Processing Chains, Expert Support to ESA, QA of Processing and Data Products


10 October 2010

ESA’s CryoSat mission is dedicated to measuring the thickness of polar sea ice and monitoring changes in the ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica.

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Diminishing ice cover is frequently cited as an early casualty of global warming. Since ice, in turn, plays an important role in regulating climate and sea level, the consequences of climate change are far reaching. It is therefore important to understand exactly how Earth’s ice fields are responding to these changes – and by how much.

CryoSat is Europe’s first mission to address this.

Software Provided:

  • CRYMPS : CRYosat Mission Performance Simulator
  • Language: C
  • Plaform/Operating system: Linux, Mac OSX