Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Aralkum Desert dust pollutes air in south-east Europe
High values of particulate matterwere recorded in many places across South-East Europe.
Pollution levels drop during COVID-19 lockdown
The COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020 had a visible effect on pollution.
Extensive smoke from Canadian wildfires
Smoke from wildfires in Alberta, Canada travelled as far as parts of Europe and Russia.
Major dust outbreak over the Taklimakan Desert
Major dust outbreak over the Taklimakan Desert seen in Meteosat-8 images in March 2019.
Outflow of winter smog over north Indian Ocean
On 6 January 2019 Indian winter smog spread over the north Indian Ocean.
Dense dust outbreak across Arabian peninsula
Summer Shamal pushed dense dust across the Arabian peninsula and over the Arabian Sea.
Transport of African-Arabian dust to Pakistan & north India
In May 2018 dust clouds from Africa and the Arabian peninsula travelled as far as India.
Sentinel-3 sees black smoke from ship fire
Sentinel-3 'saw' black smoke from a container ship fire, due to sunglint from the ocean.
Dust outbreak in the Middle East and Africa
In 2017, the first time after moving to IODC, Meteosat-8 spotted a significant dust event.
Multiple dust events over the Middle East
Multiple dust events occurred over North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula in March 2017.
Cold spell brings record low temperatures to Oman
A cold outbreak over the Gulf of Persia led to record-low temperatures over Oman.