Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Haze veil on the Pakistani coast
The lower part of the Indus River (severely flooded during the last monsoon season) and the adjacent Rann of Kutch (seasonal salt marsh) have dried out after the monsoon, forming potential source of dust.
Large forest fire near Haifa
Meteosat-9 observes a plume of smoke carried by easterly winds, originating from wildfires in the Carmel Mountains, north of Haifa.
Dust squall (haboob) over Argentina
Dust squall (haboob) over Argentina causes fatal road accidents.
Fire-induced convection from Russian wildfires
Fire-induced convection over the summer 2010 Russian wildfires.
Dust squalls over central Sahel
On 5 July 2010, Meteosat-9 observed a well organised mesoscale convective system over the central Sahel,.
Dust over Alborz mountains and Caspian Sea
A dust plume makes it through a gap in the ranges and is blown down the Sefid Rood Valley, where it starts to fan out over the Caspian Sea.
Large dust squall over Niger, Mali & Algeria
On 9 June, convection lifts part of the low-lying dust higher up — above the boundary layer — where westerly winds carry it back in an easterly direction.
Monitoring volcanoes from space
When the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland erupted in 2010, satellite imagery proved to be instrumental in helping track the movement of the large ash plume.
Continental-scale dust outbreak over Africa
According to the NASA Earth Observatory, March 2010 was a spectacular month for dust outbreaks.