Western Pacific Ocean

Western Pacific Ocean

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Credit: COPYRIGHT TOM VAN SANT/GEOSPHERE PROJECT, SANTA MONICA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Computer image of a cloudless satellite mosaic of the whole Earth centred on Japan and showing the Western Pacific Ocean. The picture is a composite created from thousands of separate images recorded by the Tiros-N series of meteorological satellites of NOAA. Each Tiros image was selected to best show the characteristics of a particular region. The chosen images were compiled into a vast database using a graphics supercomputer which then generated this composite. The picture is one of the results of the GeoSphere Project, created by Tom Van Sant in Santa Monica, California.

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Keywords: circle circles, earth science, geosphere imagery, pacific ocean, photo, photos, round shape, rounded circular, satellite view, sciences

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