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November 18th, 2008
Understanding Snow in Depth – ESA Paves the Way

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PR – An ESA campaign carried out in Austria has demonstrated how snow, a key component in the Earth’s water cycle and important source of fresh water, can be measured from space using radar. The campaign supports one of the main objectives of the candidate Earth Explorer CoReH2O.

Cold Regions Hydrology High-Resolution Observatory(CoReH2O) is one of six candidate Earth Explorer missions that has just completed an assessment study and will be presented to the science community at a User Consultation Meeting in January 2009. Subsequently, up to three of the missions will be selected for the next stage of development (feasibility study), leading to the eventual launch of ESA’s seventh Earth Explorer mission around 2016. 

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