Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Exceptional Saharan dust transport over the Atlantic Ocean
In June 2020 large amounts of Saharan dust, declared by the media as an "historic Saharan dust plume", travelled on easterly trade winds all the way to the Caribbean and south-eastern parts of the continental US.
Large Dust Fan (Spanish Dancer) over West Africa
A cyclone over Algeria pushes cold air southward over West Africa, causing a synoptic scale dust outbreak, in early March 2019.
Meteosat-11 and GOES-16 eyes on dust transport over Atlantic
Dust lifted over Sahara by the ITCZ convective activity was transported over the Atlantic and seen by the Meteosat-11 and GOES-16 satellites.
Early images from GOES-E
The new location of GOES-16 at 75°W provides a new source of imagery for the western part of Africa, including including Portuguese and Spanish territories such as the Canary islands.