Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Springtime dust outbreaks
During late April and early May 2022 numerous dust outbreaks affected the Mediterranean basin area.
Dust over Europe
Two dust clouds, one from northern Africa and one from Central Europe, travelled north towards Iceland and Greenland in late April 2019.
Sharp dust boundary over northern Africa
A sharp dust boundary formed in March 2018, after the clash of a dry and dusty Saharan air mass with a moist tropical air mass.
Large dust cloud over the Canary Islands
Around the 12 January, a high layer of dust moved from north-western Africa covering the area around the Canary Islands, impacting visibility.
Continental-scale dust outbreak over Africa
According to the NASA Earth Observatory, March 2010 was a spectacular month for dust outbreaks.
Eruption of the Chaitén volcano in Chile
On 2 May 2008 an old volcanic caldera erupted close to the coastal town of Chaitén in southern Chile.
Severe thunderstorm in polluted air over Burkina Faso
On 5 April an isolated thunderstorm developed rapidly southwest of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.
Dust storm over north Africa & eastern Med
Dust storm over northern Africa and the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Wind-driven land surface features in the Sahara
Wind-driven land surface features in the Sahara desert.