Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
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.
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.
Mount Etna eruption in winter 2015
On 3 December 2015, for the first time in two years Mount Etna, erupted.
Large dust cloud over the Middle East
Parts of the Middle East shrouded in a persistent dust cloud in early September 2015.
Fires in the Iberian peninsula
Due to the hot summer and consequent dry soil, there were a number of fires in the Iberian peninsula, on 6-11 August.
Wildfires in Greece
In the night of 16/17 July wildfires broke out in the extreme south-eastern corner of the Peloponnese peninsula.
Dust associated with thermal low over Oman
Dust circulation associated with the seasonal thermal low-pressure system over the north-eastern Arabian Peninsula could be seen by Meteosat on 12-13 July.
Smoke from Canadian fires seen over Europe
On 13 June smoke from wildfires in Canada travelled over parts of Northern Europe.
Thermal monitoring of volcanic activity from space
Data from the Meteosat satellite has been used to measure the temperature of lava at a remote volcano in Africa.
Large dust cloud over parts of Asia
Large dust outbreak over parts of Asia at the end of April 2015.
Eruption of Calbuco Volcano, Chile
Chile’s Calbuco volcano unexpectedly erupted for the first time in more than 40 years in late April 2015.