Exceptional Saharan dust transport over the Atlantic Ocean
In June 2020 large amounts of Saharan dust, declared by the media as an "historic Saharan dust plume", travelled on easterly trade winds all the way to the Caribbean and south-eastern parts of the continental US.
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.
Gravity waves over the South Atlantic
Interplay of atmospheric gravity waves over the South Atlantic off the African coast.
Tropical Cyclone Fantala
Tropical Cyclone Fantala showed a very clearly defined eye as the storm reached Category 5 level in mid-April.
Saharan dust causes temperature drop
Some areas of Europe saw a significant drop in temperatures on 1 April 2016 due to a large cloud of Saharan dust.
Unusual, heavy snowfalls in the Canary Islands
The snow started to fall on 18 February and continued to fall on 19 and 20 February. Snow covered all highlands from 900 metres above sea level, with traces of snow as low as 600 metres.
Spectrum of dust colours over Arabian Peninsula
A dust storm formed rapidly over the Arabian peninsula on 1 April.
Large sandstorm covers swathes of the Middle East
A sandstorm, with winds reaching 100 km/h, caused widespread disruption across the Middle East in early February.