Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Chalane crosses southern African subcontinent
Tropical Storm Chalane landfall in Madagascar and Mozambique in December 2020 then crossed the entire South African subcontinent.
Strong Etna eruptions seen by Meteosat
Mount Etna erupted several times in December 2020 and January 2021.
Nearly-record snowfall in the western Alps
Winter 2020 started with more than 2 m snow in the Alps and an extreme amount of rain.
Anticyclone with very dry air in mid troposphere
During last week of November 2020, a very stable anticyclone formed over central Europe.
Tropical Cyclone Gati historic landfall in Somalia
Tropical Cyclone Gati was the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall in Somalia, in late November 2020.
Large dust clouds over northern Europe
Largest European-made dust clouds ever seen in Meteosat imagery in autumn 2020.
Impact of California 2020 fires on atmospheric composition
Data from multiple satellites used to investigate the atmospheric impact of the extensive 2020 California fires.
Exceptional Saharan dust transport over the Atlantic
In June 2020 large amounts of Saharan dust travelled all the way to the Caribbean and the 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.
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.
Dusty Dry Conveyor Belt
The Dry Conveyor Belt (DCB) is usually free of clouds in the mid and higher levels, so barely traceable on solar imagery, except in February 2020.