Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Two short eruptions of volcano Popocatépetl
For more than 30 years Popocatépetl, situated south-west of Mexico City, has produced powerful explosions at irregular intervals. On 23-24 November 2017 two such short eruptions were observed.
Widespread wildfires in Portugal and Spain
Smoke and flames from extensive wildfires in Portugal and Spain in mid-October 2017 could be clearly seen on satellite imagery.
Eruption of volcano Aoba (Ambae) in Vanuatu archipelago
Located on the small island Aoba, or Ambae, in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, the volcano of the same name erupted in the days from 22 September 2017 onward.
Record-breaking smoke from Canadian fires seen over Europe
High level smoke from Canadian wildfires, which started raging in early July 2017, could be seen as far as the Alps in August.
Fires in Croatia and Montenegro
Fires raged along the Adriatic coast for days in mid-July 2017, causing major destruction in Croatia and Montenegro.
Smoke plumes near Vesuvius
On 11 July 2017 both Meteosat-10 and Suomi-NPP saw impressive smoke displays from the wildfires on the flanks of Vesuvius in Italy.
Devastating wildfires in Portugal
Hot spots and smoke from a deadly, widespread forest fire in central Portugal could be seen by Meteosat, Sentinel-3 and Suomi-NPP on 18, 19 & 20 June 2017
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.
Another phase of eruptions from volcano Aoba (Vanuatu)
Since September 2017 volcano Aoba, in the archipelago of Vanuatu, had been showing intermittent activity. Between 5 and 14 April 2018 there was further increased activity.
Eruption of volcano Kambalny
In March 2017 the Russian volcano Kambalny, in southern Kamchatka, erupted for the first time in 650 years.