Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
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.
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 wind carries dust across Bolivia & Argentina
Example of the viento blanco and viento zonda carrying large amounts of dust across Bolivia and Argentina.