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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-776-760 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: SPAIN

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  NM23-776-760 Ebro River Delta, Spain Winter/Spring 1997
Southwest of Barcelona along the east coast of Spain, the Ebro River has created a uniquely shaped delta that protrudes into the Mediterranean Sea. The thin, winding dark line (center of the image) is the main channel of the Ebro River. The island of Buda, located at the mouth of the river and on the south side of the main channel on the Ebro, is part of the Ebro Delta Nature Park. The delta is one of the major wetlands along the east coast of Spain. A great diversity of animal habitats presently exists in this environmentally sensitive delta. The construction of many dams inland within the Ebro River Basin has already reduced the flow of water through the delta, thereby reducing the natural silt deposition and retarding future growth of the delta into the Mediterranean Sea. By constructing numerous canals and irrigation ditches that crisscross the delta, conservationists and agricultural operators alike have contributed to and benefited from the effective management and use of the delta. The color infrared film helps to identify the land-water boundaries and the swath of deeper reds (vegetated landscape) inland from the coast show the mountains that parallel the coast, known as the Catalonian Range.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 334k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 776 - 760
Geographical Name: SPAIN  
Features: RIO EBRO DELTA  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.5N x .5E
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: 33   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 19970504   YYYYMMDD
Time: 145518   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 252   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 211   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: DELTA, RIVER  
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