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Meteorological satellite network: as at March 2002 the WMO community can rely on data from four polar orbiting and five geostationary satellites. Image: WMO

Credits: WMO
Earth's surface
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On the upper left image, the satellite is placed on an orbit relatively far from the Earth (± 36 000 km). This is why it is possible to see the "whole" planet.

Credits: ESA
Each square represents one image
On this figure, the satellite orbit is much closer to the Earth (± 800 km). Each square (black and red) represents one image. When several images are joined to each other to form a bigger image, scientists talk about a 'mosaic' being created.

Credits: ESA
West London TM image
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West London TM image.

Credits: Window on the UK 2000
West London aerial map
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West London aerial map.

Credits: Window on the UK 2000
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Ozone hole over the South Pole during September 2001 taken by GOME. Image: KNMI, The Netherlands

Credits: KNMI, The Netherlands

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