Tropical Cyclone Gati makes historic landfall in Somalia
Tropical Cyclone Gati was the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall in Somalia, in late November 2020.
Aralkum Desert dust pollutes air in South-East Europe
High values of particulate matter (PM10) were recorded in the air in many places across South-East Europe on 27 March 2020.
Pollution levels drop during COVID-19 lockdown
The COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020 had a visible effect on pollution.
Extensive smoke from Canadian wildfires
Smoke from widespread wildfires in Alberta, Canada travelled as far as parts of Europe and Russia in May and June 2019.
Major dust outbreak over the Taklimakan Desert
Major dust outbreak over the Taklimakan Desert seen in Meteosat-8 images in March 2019.
Outflow of Indian winter smog over north Indian Ocean
On 6 January 2019 Indian winter smog spread over the north Indian Ocean.
Dense dust outbreak across the Arabian peninsula
Summer Shamal pushed dense dust across the Arabian peninsula to its south coast and out over the Arabian Sea in late July/early August 2018.
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.
Sentinel-3 'sees' black smoke from ship fire
In early March 2018 Sentinel-3 'saw' black smoke from a container ship fire, thanks to sunglint from the ocean surface.
Dust outbreak in the Middle East and Africa
In late May/early June 2017, for the first time since it moved to its new IODC position Meteosat-8 spotted a significant dust event.