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North America. Satellite mosaic image showing the western seaboard of North America and Mexico. The large island at top left is Vancouver Island, on the Canada-USA border. The large mountain range (white) is the Rockies, with the smaller Sierra Nevada range close to the coast at centre left. Between these is the pale brown of the high deserts of California and Nevada. At lower left is the Baja California peninsula of Mexico. The dark areas in Mexico (bottom) are the Sierra Madre mountains. This image was created from a database of thousands of NOAA weather satellite frames.
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