Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Pacific cirrus above stratocumulus
New NIR1.3 channel on GOES ABI helps to detect thin cirrus clouds above low-level clouds.
Dust lifted from a dry Patagonian lake reaches the South Atlantic
Dust that lifted from a dry Patagonian lake and reached the Atlantic could be seen on various satellite images in March 2020.
Powerful eruption of Ubinas volcano
There was a powerful explosive eruption from the Ubinas volcano in Peru on 19 July 2019.
Smoke over parts of South America
In August 2016 partially dense smoke veils covered extended areas of South America. The smoke was due to natural and man-made wildfires.
Eruption of Calbuco Volcano, Chile
Chile’s Calbuco volcano unexpectedly erupted for the first time in more than 40 years in late April 2015.
Dust from Africa travels to Brazil
Typically, every year between June and August dust travels across the Atlantic. This example shows dust reaching Brazil, during the FIFA World Cup.
Sand at sea, as seen from space
On 11 April 2012 EUMETSAT’s international training project EUMETrain started tracking the movements of the German research icebreaker Polarstern.
Large wildfire in Chile
A forest fire ravaged urban areas of Valparaiso, Chile, destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least 16.