Lingering fog over the Arabian Peninsula
From 24 December and for more than 10 days, a thick fog invaded the Arabian Gulf countries resulting in limited night-morning visibility.
Smoke over parts of South America
In August 2016 partially dense smoke veils covered extended areas of South America. The smoke was due to natural and man-made wildfires.
Gravity waves over the South Atlantic
Interplay of atmospheric gravity waves over the South Atlantic off the African coast.
Mount Etna eruption - May 2016
Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, erupted again in mid-May 2016.
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.
Cyclone Ivan brings massive dust storm
Cyclone Ivan brought an impressive low that carried huge amounts of dust to parts of Europe at the end of March.