False col.infrared satellite image of the Americas

False col.infrared satellite image of the Americas

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Credit: DR. P. MENZEL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: False-colour infrared satellite image of the Americas. The image displays a combination of the temperature & moisture in the atmosphere; it is colour-coded so that black, blue, green, red & white represent temperature ranging from hot to cold. The image was recorded at a wavelength of 6.7 microns by the VAS instrument on board the GOES-D meteorological satellite on June 10, 1981. VAS stands for VISSR Atmospheric Sounder; VISSR stands for Visible Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer.

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Keywords: climate, climatic, earth science, earth's, global, sciences, vas imagery, weather, world

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