Imagery and case studies of weather phenomena and environmental events observed by EUMETSAT's fleet of weather satellites.
Haze veil on the Pakistani coast
The lower part of the Indus River (severely flooded during the last monsoon season) and the adjacent Rann of Kutch (seasonal salt marsh) have dried out after the monsoon, forming potential source of dust.
Storm of the century in the eastern Mediterranean
A severe storm swept over the eastern Mediterranean between 10-13 December 2010, bringing extremely strong winds, high waves and substantial amounts of precipitation to northern and central Israel.
Large forest fire near Haifa
Meteosat-9 observes a plume of smoke carried by easterly winds, originating from wildfires in the Carmel Mountains, north of Haifa.
Dust squall (haboob) over Argentina
Dust squall (haboob) over Argentina causes fatal road accidents.
Storms over Central and Eastern Europe
The storms, which occurred on 15 August in parts of central and eastern Europe, were interesting from many aspects, some of which are described briefly below.
Fire-induced convection from Russian wildfires
Fire-induced convection over the summer 2010 Russian wildfires.
Thunderstorms with above-anvil plumes over Italy
Two thunderstorms with above-anvil plumes over Northern Italy.
Dust squalls over the Central Sahel
On 5 July, Meteosat-9 observed a well-organised mesoscale convective system over the Central Sahel, particularly noticeable is the associated huge dust cloud.