Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
A summer of heatwaves and drought for many
Summer 2018 in much of Europe was characterised by prolonged heatwaves, leading to droughts in some areas.
Ice melting in the Baltic Sea
After a dark Nordic winter, the Meteosat Natural Colour RGB provides a view of day time ice through the combination of 0.8 µm, 1.6 µm and 3.9 µm — optimal to separate land, ice or cloud.
Internal waves in the eastern Strait of Gibraltar
In May 2017, MODIS imagery from the Terra satellite revealed a rarely observed movement of water – internal waves or solitons in the eastern Strait of Gibraltar.
Large iceberg breaks off Petermann Glacier
Large iceberg breaks off Petermann Glacier in north-western Greenland.
Sea ice swirls in the Skagerrak Strait
Following a particularly cold January, in February sea ice formed in the outer parts of the Oslo fjord and in an unexpected quantity in the Skagerrak Strait, between Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
Phytoplankton bloom in the Bay of Biscay
On 29 April 2005, very large areas of blue-green phytplankton were observed in great swirls within the Bay of Biscay.
Mistral and foehn: dust, white caps and fire
On 14 February 2005 a strong Mistral had been creating a tenuous, mist-like veil.