Whole earth

Whole earth

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Credit: COPYRIGHT 1995, WORLDSAT INTERNATIONAL AND J. KNIGHTON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: No poster, postcard or retail product use. Use in CD-ROMs must have prior clearance in writing NO POSTER, POSTCARD OR RETAIL PRODUCT USE. USE IN CD-ROMs MUST HAVE PRIOR CLEARANCE IN WRITING Satellite map of the World.

Caption: Whole Earth centred on Central America, showing the continents of North and South America. This image is a combination of hundreds of images acquired by NOAA weather satellites from orbits some 820 km above Earth. Each frame has a resolution of 1 kilometre. The mosaic of frames was then combined with a high- resolution digital elevation model. To emphasize relief features, the elevation model was stretched by a factor of two, and simulated solar illumination added.

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