A mosaic of global land cover from Envisat's MERIS
instrument. The same sensor is to be used as the basis of ESA's
GLOBCOVER project to creating the most detailed land cover map ever.
For this mosaic a total of 1561 orbits taking place over the period
May, July, October and November 2004 have been used to screen the
clouds. The colour composite has been obtained by merging MERIS
spectral bands 2, 3, 5, 7.