Earth - Global Elevation Model with Satellite Imagery (Version 2)
Digital elevation model of Earth with sunlight positioned to approximately 5/30/12 17:50 UTC. Elevations are exaggerated by 40 times to tease out most of the major terrain features (thus the appearance of clouds being extremely high in the atmosphere). This version replaces the ETOPO1 dataset with GEBCO_08 and adds the glow of atmospheric refraction. Sources: GEBCO_08 bathymetric raster data provided by the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans. Satellite imagery provided by the NASA's Earth Observatory Blue Marble project. Global clouds are from the NASA Visible Earth catalog. Rendered using jDem846.