2015 in pictures
Here’s a collection of images published on our Flickr channel, comprising the most diverse phenomena.
- Californian wildfires
- Kliuchevskoi Volcano, Kamchatka
Ash cloud is visible from the Kliuchevskoi volcano on the snow-covered Kamchatka peninsula (highlighted) on 4 May.
There are more than 300 volcanoes in Kamchatka, 29 of which are currently active. Find out more.
- Frozen North
Image of snow and ice cover (cyan) in Norway and Iceland as seen from Metop-B, EUMETSAT’s polar-orbiting weather satellite on 26/03/15 11:22 UTC.
- Solar eclipse
- Dust storm from the Sahara moving over the eastern Mediterranean Sea
Large dust storm from the Sahara moves over the eastern Mediterranean Sea as seen by EUMETSAT’s Meteosat-10 satellite (RGB image top and dust product bottom – dust is bright pink colour) at 08:00 UTC on 01/02/2015.
- MSG-4 lift off
Image of the MSG-4 lift-off aboard Ariane 5 Flight VA224 from CSG in Kourou, French Guiana. Its first image was successfully delivered on the 4th of August. Relive the experience of the launch from the point of view of a young researcher.
- Tropical Cyclones Goni and Atsani
Composite image of Tropical Cyclones Goni and Atsani (formerly Tropical Depressions 16 & 17 respectively) from 09:00 UTC on Monday 17 August 2015. Composite images are prepared using infrared data from the geostationary satellites of EUMETSAT, JMA and NOAA over a computer-generated model of the Earth, containing NASA’s Blue Marble Next Generation imagery.
- Haze over the Java sea
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala
Image of tropical cyclone Chapala in the Gulf of Aden, captured by the AVHRR instrument onboard EUMETSAT’s Metop-A polar-orbiting satellite on Monday 2 November 2015, 06:55 (UTC). Chapala was one of the strongest cyclones to hit Yemen.
- Antarctica in Summer
Sea ice in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, as seen from EUMETSAT’s Metop-A satellite (18/11/15 1010 UTC).
For daily updates on the extent of sea ice at the poles see the EUMETSAT OSI-SAF website.