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.
The first major winter cyclone over the eastern Mediterranean Sea brings long expected rains to the Middle East, causing stormy seas along the Egyptian coastline and a large scale dust outbreak over Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
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.
East Asia dust storm
This Terra MODIS Dust RGB product shows a wall of postfrontal dust blowing across eastern China.
Mt Merapi (Java, Indonesia)
Eruption of Mt Merapi (Java, Indonesia) sends ash cloud at least 10 km high into the atmosphere.
Dust squall (haboob) over Argentina
Dust squall (haboob) over Argentina causes fatal road accidents.
Russian carbon monoxide
Imagery derived from the Metop-A IASI instrument shows carbon monoxide (CO) over Russia produced by the wild fires.
Smoke from the Russian wildfires
Smoke from the Russian wildfires as measured by GOME-2 on board of Metop-A, shown with the Absorbing Aerosol Index (AAI).
A blanket of smog covers Moscow
A blanket of smog covers Moscow, caused by nearby peat bog fires to the south and east of the city.