TOM VAN SANT, GEOSPHERE PROJECT / PLANETARY VISIONS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TOM VAN SANT, GEOSPHERE PROJECT / PLANETARY VISIONS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Japan. Cloudless satellite image of Japan (at cen- tre) and the surrounding areas. North is at top. The colours of the land approximate to natural tones, whilst blue colour-codes represent ocean topography. Countries that neighbour Japan include Korea (at centre left), China (at left), Taiwan (at bottom left) and Russia (at top). This image was compiled from data acquired by NOAA weather satellites over eleven ten-day periods at an altitude of 833 kilometres to give a resolution of 1 kilometre.
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