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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS061-E-40134 Date: Nov. 2019
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA
Feature: BERMEJO RIVER, ANDES MOUNTAINS, TARIQUIA FLORA AND FAUNA NATIONAL RESERVE

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  Bermejo River

The divide between lush forest and desert is striking in this photograph taken by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Meandering rivers and farmland comprise most of the lower right half of the photo, while the upper left shows part of the Atacama Desert just beyond the Andes Mountains.

The Bermejo River originates in the Andes Mountains in Bolivia and flows into the Paraguay-Parana Rivers. The Bermejo is notably lighter in color than other stream courses because of the abundance of sediment it carries. The river channel also moves regularly due to the combined processes of erosion and deposition along its banks, as evidenced by the meandering pattern.

The Andes are one of the most biodiverse regions of the world. The small portion of the mountain range shown in this photo (from southwest Bolivia and northwest Argentina), provides a great example of the contrast between the high mountain desert and temperate Yungas and Chaco forests.

 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 193k
Mission: ISS061  
Roll - Frame: E - 40134
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Features: BERMEJO RIVER, ANDES MOUNTAINS, TARIQUIA FLORA AND FAUNA NATIONAL RESERVE  
Center Lat x Lon: 23S x 64.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: N8
 
Camera Tilt: 15   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 65  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 20191113   YYYYMMDD
Time: 125316   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.9S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 65.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 93   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 226   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 45   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, EROSION, FOREST, MOUNTAIN, MOUNTAINS, RANGE  
Water Views: CHANNEL, RIVER, SEDIMENT  
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