ESA's Climate Change Initiative generates global, decades-long satellite data records to track and understand key aspects of the Earth climate system.
The scientific benefits of this R&D programme are expressed through +2,000 peer-reviewed publications (as of January 2024); data product and processing system uptake by operational climate services and modellers; and contribution to new insights cited in the IPCC assessment reports.
A selection of scientific highlights emanating from ESA's Climate Change research activities are provided below:
Mapping greenhouse gases from Space
Tracking changes in carbon dioxide and methane from space enable scientists to improve models and predict future global warming.