Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Extensive DIBS in the Deformation Zone
In April 2020, pockmarked DIBS cloud, produced by a cyclone over the Mediterranean Sea, entered an elongated deformation zone - stretching from France to Turkey.
Pollution levels drop during COVID-19 lockdown
The COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020 had a visible effect on pollution.
Eruption of the Raikoke volcano
A powerful, rare eruption from Raikoke volcano in the Kuril Islands on 21 June 2019, could be clearly seen on satellite imagery.
Transport of African-Arabian dust to Pakistan and North India
In May 2018 dust clouds from Africa and the Arabian peninsula travelled as far as India.
Measuring ozone from space
Looking at using satellites to measure ozone on the UN’s International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
Convective storm with two above-anvil ice plumes
AVHRR and SEVIRI products confirm that two above-anvil ice plumes consisted of small ice crystals.
Eruption of Pavlof volcano, Alaska
The Pavlof volcano, located on a remote Alaskan island, has erupted sending ash plumes more than 20,000ft into the air.
Unusual, heavy snowfalls in the Canary Islands
The snow started to fall on 18 February and continued to fall on 19 and 20 February. Snow covered all highlands from 900 metres above sea level, with traces of snow as low as 600 metres.
2015 - warm, dry but stormy year
An overview of some of the more significant weather events of 2015, using satellite data, including data from Meteosat and Metop.