Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
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.
High air pollution in parts of western Europe
On 1 April, the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME-2) instruments on Metop-A and B observed elevated levels of NO2 total column concentration over parts of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and England.
Plumes of smoke drifting from America to Europe
On 25 June 2013, smoke from the large wildfires in Colorado (USA) reached Europe. This was seen in the GOME-2 and OMI aerosol images, processed at KNMI.
GOME-2 observes Australian fires
On 7 February, the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2 (GOME-2) instrument on Metop-A, observed the smoke plume of the Australian wildfires.
Large SO2 plume from Erta Ale volcano
Large SO2 plume from Erta Ale crossed the Red Sea towards Yemen in Nov 2008.
SO2 plumes from the Kasatochi eruption
Sulphur dioxide (SO2) plumes from the Kasatochi eruption circled the whole northern hemisphere over more than 20 days.