Tropical Cyclone Gati makes historic landfall in Somalia
Tropical Cyclone Gati was the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall in Somalia, in late November 2020.
Annular solar eclipse on solstice
During the 2020 June solstice the shadow of the Moon, travelling from west to east, appeared in the images of three geostationary satellites.
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.
MISR 3D images of convective storms
Using 3D imagery from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on the Terra satellite to show convective storms.
Transport of African-Arabian dust to Pakistan and North India
In May 2018 dust clouds from Africa and the Arabian peninsula travelled as far as India.
Dust outbreak in the Middle East and Africa
In late May/early June 2017, for the first time since it moved to its new IODC position Meteosat-8 spotted a significant dust event.
Tropical Cyclone Enawo as seen by Meteosat and Metop
In early March Tropical Cyclone Enawo battered Madagascar with winds in excess of 205 km/h.
Tropical Cyclone Fantala
Tropical Cyclone Fantala showed a very clearly defined eye as the storm reached Category 5 level in mid-April.
Large dust cloud over the Middle East
Many parts of the Middle East were shrouded in a persistent dust cloud in early September.
Spectrum of dust colours over Arabian Peninsula
A dust storm formed rapidly over the Arabian peninsula on 1 April.