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.
21 October 2020
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.
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Major eruption of La Soufrière volcano
Major eruption of the Caribbean volcano La Soufrière in early April 2021.
Major dust outbreaks - Africa, Middle East & China
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Spotting Etesian winds in solar imagery using moonglint
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Arctic blast turned US white
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