Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Contrails over the Persian Gulf
Contrails over the Persian Gulf were seen by both Meteosat-10 and Metop-A in mid-December.
Eruption of Japanese volcano Mount Ontake
Mount Ontake, Japan's second highest volcano, erupted shortly before noon on 27 September, sending thick plumes of ash and rocks into the air.
Eruption of Sangeang Api volcano
There were a series of spectacular eruptions from the Indonesian volcano Sangeang Api at the end of the May.
Large wildfire in Chile
A forest fire ravaged urban areas of Valparaiso, Chile, destroying hundreds of homes and killing at least 16.
High air pollution in parts of western Europe
On 1 April, the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME-2) instruments on Metop-A and B observed elevated levels of NO2 total column concentration over parts of Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and England.
Dust storm (haboob) over the US
A cold front moving southwards across Midwestern United States caused an intense dust squall (known as a haboob).
Thick smog over Beijing
Thick smog blanketed China's capital city, Beijing, for many days, as seen by Metop-A.
Smoke from city-sized fire in Australia
A large smoke plume from massive bushfires in Australia was clearly seen by Metop-A.