David to what extent (if at all) does the fact that the Earth is not truly spherical effect satellite imaging? I have always assumed that the
deviations from the sphere were far too small to create problems for
turning the data into pictures - but very much more problematic for the
Flattening of the Earth towards the North pole was certainly an issue for
mariners when I was at sea, and presumably still is, as the planet will not
have changed shape since then!
When you cut a slice
Through the polar ice,
The Earth is like a pear.
But sliced along the equato
She looks like a potato -
A giant pomme de terre.
--On 23 June 2006 10:53 +0100 David J Taylor <gm8arv@...> wrote:
Professor Robert Moore
School of Sociology and Social Policy
University of Liverpool
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