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Podcast: John Remedios on Protecting Earth

Podcast: John Remedios on Protecting Earth

John Remedios, Professor of Earth Observation Science, and Director of the National Centre for Earth Observation, discusses the part physics plays in the studying of the atmosphere, the importance of monitoring land surface change when looking at emission levels, and the localised changes we could make that could impact climate change.

COP26: Funding boost for new space mission to monitor carbon

COP26: Funding boost for new space mission to monitor carbon

Leicester researchers will contribute to a new joint British and French space mission dedicated to monitoring atmospheric carbon dioxide – the main greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. The UK Space Agency this week announced a further £3.9 million in funding for the MicroCarb mission dedicated to due to launch in early 2023, which will […]

Sharp eyes to the skies: How satellites are helping tackle climate change

Sharp eyes to the skies: How satellites are helping tackle climate change

Hartmut Boesch, Professor in Earth Observation, explores how we use satellites to monitor greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. Sharp-eyed satellites that orbit the earth provide a global view of where greenhouse gases, including CO2 and Methane, are emitted into the atmosphere and where they are removed from the atmosphere. This is a relatively new […]

Major step in UK contribution to space mission to study solar wind

Major step in UK contribution to space mission to study solar wind

Space scientists from the University of Leicester have delivered a key component for a new mission to study the impact of the solar wind on Earth’s magnetic field. Engineers from the University’s Space Research Centre have completed the structural and thermal model for the UK’s latest X-ray telescope, the Soft X-ray Imager (SXI), destined for […]

Earth observation images reveal extent of ferocious forest fires in Siberia

Earth observation images reveal extent of ferocious forest fires in Siberia

Stunning satellite images depicting the recent gigantic infernos that devastated one of the coldest areas on the planet have been released to mark Earth Observation Week (6-10 September). Last month fires burning across Siberia – known for its cold and harsh winters – were bigger than all the fires burning across the globe combined. An […]

Physics and Astronomy Fellowships in Leicester

Physics and Astronomy Fellowships in Leicester

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester welcomes applicants for independent research fellowships to be hosted here at the School. We welcome enquires from internal and external candidates to join the team in the School of Physics and Astronomy, working to attract prestigious national fellowships for independent research. We can offer […]

Welcome to our Summer Interns

Welcome to our Summer Interns

A warm welcome to our SURE Interns for 2021, engaging in research from across the School of Physics and Astronomy. As announced in April, the School is supporting a number of undergraduates to join our research teams this summer, working on a diverse range of scientific projects. This programme is funded from several sources – […]

Strengthening the link in SMILE

Strengthening the link in SMILE

Dr. Jenny Carter blogs about Leicester’s involvement in the Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) mission, scheduled for launch in 2024. In 2024 the Solar wind Magnetosphere Ionosphere Link Explorer (SMILE) will launch and give us a novel view of how the solar wind impinges on the Earth’s magnetosphere and how the high-altitude atmosphere […]

Dr Harjinder Sembhi on WomenInSTEM

Dr Harjinder Sembhi of Leicester’s Earth Observation Group writes about WomenInSTEM for the “Research Hot Topics” blog. I am a remote sensing scientist and I use data collected by satellites that look down at the Earth to understand changes to our climate and environment. The measurements made by these satellites are important because they help us monitor greenhouse gases and pollution, […]

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