Occasionally some special features are visible in Meteosat images. Especially in the high resolution visible image (2.5km x 2.5km resolution at sub-satellite point) those features are best observable.
18 March 2022
07 April 1991
In the animations below two examples of black smoke plumes resulting from oil fires in Kuwait and Iraq are shown. The first was taken during the Gulf War in 1991, while the second was seen in early 1997.
Figure 1 shows the burning oil fields in Kuwait. A sequence of eight visible images taken in the morning. Figure 2 shows the single explosion type of fire in Iraq's mainland.