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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS062-E-137053 Date: Apr. 2020
Geographic Region: GAMBIA
Feature: BANJUL, GAMBIA RIVER

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The Gambia River is the major trade and transportation route for the country. It also supports commercial fisheries and the cultivation of rice, millet, and other crops.

Southern Senegal and The Gambia are part of the Sudanian climate zone, which is known for dense woodlands, savannas, and wetlands. These ecosystems are visible to the south of the Gambia River (image left). The region north of the river (right) appears much brighter due to the exposure of bare soil and the dearth of visible vegetation.

This coastal region is densely populated (//www.columbia.edu/~msj42/PeopleandCulture.htm). The capital and port city of Banjul sits on an island where the Gambia River reaches the Atlantic. With an increasing population, the demand for timber (//www.columbia.edu/~msj42/pdfs/ClimateChangeDevelopmentGambia_small.pdf#page=34) for construction has put stress on the mangrove forests.


 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 486k
Mission: ISS062  
Roll - Frame: E - 137053
Geographical Name: GAMBIA  
Features: BANJUL, GAMBIA RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 13.0N x 16W
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: 13   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 58  
 
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
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Date: 20200406   YYYYMMDD
Time: 114202   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 13.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 16.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 105   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 226   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 68   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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