2015 - warm, dry but stormy year
An overview of some of the more significant weather events of 2015, using satellite data, including data from Meteosat and Metop.
December solstice 2015
View of Earth at the time of the solstice in December 2015, as seen by Meteosat-7 and Meteosat-10.
Extremely warm and dry December in the Alps
Using Meteosat and Suomi-NPP imagery it was possible to see a major difference in alpine snow pack in December 2014 and December 2015.
Fires devastate parts of Asturias and Cantabria
Northern regions of Asturias and Cantabria in Spain were ravaged by hundreds of fires in December.
Rime in Lika region, Croatia
Rime coverage in the mountainous region of Croatia was visible with SEVIRI instrument.
Expedition crossing the Empty Quarter
A team of three men and camels successfully walked the Empty Quarter (Rub AlKhali) from south (Salalah, Oman) to north (Doha, Qatar) in 49 days, supported by four-wheel drive vehicles.
Meteosat-10 imagery showing the rapid development of Storm Desmond, which battered parts of the UK in early December.
Mount Etna eruption in winter 2015
On 3 December 2015, for the first time in two years Mount Etna, erupted.
River valley fog over Germany
On the morning of 27 December Germany was affected by a large area of fog.