CORES Science & Engineering

ESA SCADAS project funded

10/2016. CORES is one of the partners in the project team awarded ESA funding for the SnowSAR Campaign Data Analysis Study (SCADAS). Our team will work on high resolution distributed snow simulations and snow microwave emission models. The project partners are the Finnish Meteorological Institute (PI),  ENVEO Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH,…

Publication in The Cryosphere

27/01/2017. A study led by CORES’ Dr Mel Sandells is published in The Cryosphere. The research investigated a wide range of options for simulating sensor signals for satellite monitoring of water stored as snow, through an ensemble of 1323 coupled snow evolution and microwave scattering models. It stemmed from a collaboration…

Reindeer grazing and climate in ERL

22/12/2016. Publication of a research article in Environmental Research Letters’ special issue on Recent, Present and Future Arctic and Boreal Productivity and Biomass Changes. The study stems from a collaboration between scientists from Umeå University, Sweden, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium and CORES, UK. The research combines field measurements of albedo, herbivory and vegetation…

GI Special Issue complete

22/11/2016. The special issue “Multi-disciplinary research and integrated monitoring at the Sodankylä research station: from sub-surface to upper atmosphere processes” is now complete. It was guest edited by CORES’ Dr. Cecile Menard, and researchers from the Finnish Meteorological Institute and The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). Twenty-one papers covering the…

Discussion paper in The Cryosphere

03/08/2016. A paper stemming from the collaboration between researchers from CORES, the University of Edinburgh, Northumbria University and the Finnish Meteorological Institute was published in The Cryosphere last week. The study looks at a wide range of options for simulating sensor signals for satellite monitoring of water stored as snow,…