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.
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.
Smoke & dust streamers over Argentina seen by Met-10
Strong winds, high temperatures, and months of drought fuelled an outbreak of wildfire in northern Argentina in September 2013.
Dust squall (haboob) over Argentina
Dust squall (haboob) over Argentina causes fatal road accidents.
Zonda winds in the Bolivian Andes
Zonda winds in the Bolivian Andes lift and carry dust from the tableland.
Zonda wind carries dust across Bolivia & Argentina
Example of the viento blanco and viento zonda carrying large amounts of dust across Bolivia and Argentina.