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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-743-83 Date: Apr. 1997
Geographic Region: MEXICO
Feature: TAMPICO

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  NM23-743-083 Tampico, Mexico Winter/Spring 1997
One of the leading seaports in Mexico, the city of Tampico is visible (near the center of the image) in this west-southwest-looking view. Situated on the Gulf Coastal Plain on the Panuco River 5 miles (8 km) from its mouth, Tampico boasts a port with excellent loading facilities and good communications, making it the most modern port in Mexico. Tampico has the largest fishing industries in Mexico, plus oil refineries, boatyards, sawmills, and agricultural crop and livestock facilities. The Panuco River is dredged to keep the harbor facilities open to the Gulf of Mexico (lower portion of image). The city is surrounded inland by swamps and numerous shallow lakes. Tourism is a major industry in Tampico as there are many fine beaches both to the north and south of the city. Oil refineries within the city process over a third of Mexico's oil. Occasionally, Tampico does experience severe hurricanes from the Gulf of Mexico.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 346k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 743 - 83
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: TAMPICO  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.0N x 98W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 19970424   YYYYMMDD
Time: 160452   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 81.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 109   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 210   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 69   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: LAKE, SWAMP, GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: TAMPICO  
Photo is not associated with any sequences

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