Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Destructive eruption of volcano Nyiragongo
In the evening of 22 May 2021 volcano Nyiragongo started to erupt, threatening life and property.
Major dust outbreaks - Africa, Middle East & China
Meteosat-8 spots series of dust outbreaks in March 2021.
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.
Extensive DIBS in the Deformation Zone
In April 2020, pockmarked DIBS cloud, produced by a cyclone over the Mediterranean Sea, entered an elongated deformation zone - stretching from France to Turkey.
Aralkum Desert dust pollutes air in South-East Europe
High values of particulate matter (PM10) were recorded in the air in many places across South-East Europe on 27 March 2020.
Mount Pico in the Azores shrouded in orographically-induced clouds
In late-September 2019 Mount Pico in the Azores was shrouded in clouds formed by the orographic effect.
Second eruption of Stromboli in 2019
The second eruption of the Italian volcano Stromboli occurred on 28 August - just a few weeks after a previous eruption.
Damaging storms over Central Europe
Strong convective episodes occurred, at the boundary of a synoptic ridge, over a two day period in early June 2019, causing widespread damage in parts of Central Europe.
Moderate stau (‘südstau’) on the Alpine southside
On 17 March 2019 Meteosat-11 captured imagery of stau clouds over the Alps.
Contrail shadows over the stratus
Unusually shaped shadow contours of high contrail clouds, casted over the wide stratus field, were explored through various VIIRS (i.e. FCI proxy) and SEVIRI products.