Saharan sub-Sahel dust storm of late March – early April 2018
30 April 2018
During the last few days of March 2018, the sub-Sahel region over eastern Africa was hit by an intense dust storm. Read more...
EUNADICS-AV plans tracer experiment in 2018 at the border of Germany and Austria
31 January 2018
The verification and validation of the EUNADICS-AV forecast system will be conducted for a case of an accidental or intentional release of a harmful chemical or radioactive compound by a tracer experiment. Read more...
The TROPOMI satellite: new exciting possibilities for monitoring natural airborne hazards
22 January 2018
Satellite measurements play a crucial role in global monitoring of natural airborne hazards like volcanic eruptions, wildfire, and dust storms. Read more...
5 December 2017
On November 21, the Indonesian volcano Mount Agung on the island of Bali produced its first small eruption after three months of geological unrest starting in early August. The recent magmatic eruption and emissions of volcanic ash eventually led to a temporarily close down of the Bali airport, causing thousands of tourists to be stranded on the tourist island. Read more...
Canadian forest fires of August 2017
12 September 2017
In the first half of August 2017, Canada was suffering from some of the worst forest fires in living memory, and possibly the worst since 1950. These fires were accompanied by very large plumes of smoke. Read more...
Code orange for Kambalny volcanic eruption in Russia
18 April 2017
On 24 March 2017, the Kambalny strato-volcano, located in Southern Kamchatka peninsula, in the east of Russia, started to erupt. Orange warning has been attributed by the Russian specialists, indicating threatening dangers for aviation. Read more...
Absorbing Aerosol Index from GOME-2 A & B shows plumes from extreme wildfires in Chile
29 January 2017
Forest fires occur frequently in Chile's hot summers, but persisting droughts and record high temperatures now cause ideal conditions for devastating wildfires. Read more...