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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-764-245 Date: Feb. 1997
Geographic Region: CHILE

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  NM23-764-245 Central Valley; Concepcion, Chile Winter/Spring 1997
The darker forested slopes of the Andes Mountains cross the view. The central Valley, with its favorable climate, is the broad lighter colored swath between the mountains and the coastline. It has good soils that produce a variety of agricultural products including fruits, vegetables, and grains. In the upper left, the metropolitan region of Concepcion and its port cities of Talcahuano and Tome are visible occupying most of a large irregular headland. Concepcion is located on the banks of the Bio-Bio River, 6 miles (10 km) from the river's mouth. The city is an industrial and commercial center. The ports of Talcahuano and Tome ship the products of the surrounding rich agricultural and mining region. Coal is mined in the nearby hills. Since Concepcion was founded in 1550, it has been severely damaged or destroyed by earthquakes ten times, the last in 1960. The high, semi-arid Patagonian Plateau is visible along the bottom (right) portion of the image. The Varvarco Compos Lake is visible at the bottom center (right margin) of the image.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 380k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 764 - 245
Geographical Name: CHILE  
Features: CONCEPCION  
Center Lat x Lon: 36S x 71.5W
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 19970210   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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