WORLDSAT INTERNATIONAL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY WORLDSAT INTERNATIONAL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Whole Earth map. True-colour satellite map of the Earth's land cover and ocean floor topography. The map is centred around the Greenwich Meridian and North is at top. Vegetation is green, water is blue, arid areas are brown and snow and ice are white. The vast deserts (brown) of northern Africa are seen just above centre. Ocean topography includes the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (left of centre) and continental shelves. A continental shelf is seen off the shores of the British Isles of north- western Europe (upper centre).
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