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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM21-763-35 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-IOWA

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  NM21-763-035 Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A. Winter 1995-1996
Surrounded by agricultural field patterns in this northeast-looking, low-oblique photograph is Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, the state with 25 percent of the highest grade topsoil in the United States. More than 90 percent of Iowa is devoted to agriculture; only California ranks ahead of Iowa in cash farm income. Des Moines, situated at the junction of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers, is an important industrial and transportation center in the heart of the U.S. corn belt and coal mining region and is the location of the home offices of numerous insurance companies. Des Moines, home of the first U. S. Women's Army Corp Training Center that opened in 1942, was devastated by floods in 1954 and 1993. Dams and reservoirs built on the Des Moines River after 1954 provide flood control relief. Two reservoirs are visible--Saylorville north-northwest of the city and sediment-laden Red Rock to the east-southeast.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 387k
Mission: NM21  
Roll - Frame: 763 - 35
Geographical Name: USA-IOWA  
Features: DES MOINES, R., RES., ROADS  
Center Lat x Lon: 41.5N x 94W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 38   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 999  
Date: 19960629   YYYYMMDD
Time: 185925   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 41.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 96.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 200   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 208   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 71   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: DES MOINES  
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