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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS039-E-19482 Date: May 2014
Geographic Region: ITALY

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  Venice Lagoon, Italy
A narrow barrier island protects the Lagoon of Venice from storm waves in the northern Adriatic Sea, and breakwaters protect inlets to the lagoon. Red tiles of the roofs on the island of Venice contrast with the grays of the mainland sister city of Mestre. The cities are joined by a prominent causeway. Another causeway joins the island to the airport (image top right). Small bright agricultural fields of well drained soils (top left) contrast with the darker vegetation of backbay swamps where fishing is a popular pastime.
Dense urban populations on its shores and heavy use by craft of all kinds result in turbid water in the northern half of the lagoon. This and other topics of environmental concern led to the creation of the Atlas of the Lagoon (Atlante della laguna) by the City of Venice and other regional partners in 2002 in order to document environmental conditions and track changes. Today, the Atlante della laguna is available online, and provides a comprehensive data collection of interpretive maps and imagery for the Lagoon of Venice - including astronaut photographs from the International Space Station.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 314k
Mission: ISS039  
Roll - Frame: E - 19482
Geographical Name: ITALY  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.4N x 12.3E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: N5
Camera Tilt: 11   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 400  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 20140509   YYYYMMDD
Time: 071127   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 46.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 12.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 100   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 222   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 34   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Water Views: LAGOON, SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT  
City Views: MESTRE, VENICE  
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