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Other Remote Sensing Systems - SeaWifs

The final introductory image, also constructed from a multispectral satellite sensor which produces color imagery. It is a natural color "portrait" of the entire globe, in which vegetation-rich areas are in green, vegetation-poor (including deserts) areas are in various shades of yellow and brown, and ice is in white. The sensor is SeaWifs, an ocean-water, color satellite, launched on August 1, 1997. See the oceanography subsection in Section 14 for more details on this program.

SeaWifs color portrait of the entire globe.

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