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The Arctic is experiencing a disproportionately higher temperature rise than the rest of the planet, triggering a series of knock-on effects. This rapid warming has profound effects on global climate patterns, human populations, and wildlife.

The Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer (CIMR) mission will provide to decision makers with evidence of change and impact – with a focus on the Arctic.

The mission has the largest radiometer ever built by ESA and will provide high-resolution measurements of sea ice, ocean, ice and ice sheet surfaces. This will be important in understanding climate evolution in the polar region.

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CIMR is one of six Copernicus Sentinel extension missions that ESA is developing on behalf of the EU. These missions will expand the existing capabilities of the Copernicus Space Component, the world’s largest provider of Earth observation data.

Reference: Video: What does Arctic warming mean for the future? (2024, February 16) Retrieved February 17, 2024, from https://phys.org/news/2024-02-video-arctic-future.html

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