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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS032-81-79 Date: Jan. 1990
Geographic Region: BRAZIL

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  STS032-081-079 Lagoa dos Patos, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil January 1990
Two large tidal lagoons interconnect in this southeast-looking, low-oblique photograph of the coastal state of Rio Grande do Sul in southernmost Brazil. Aligned northeast to southwest along the coast, Lagoa dos Patos and Lagoa Mirim, respectively, are separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a sandbar of varying widths. Lagoa dos Patos, with pronounced sediment plumes, stretches 150 miles (250 kilometers) from its northernmost point near Pôrto Alegre to its southernmost boundary near the port city of Rio Grande. Drainage from pastureland and rice fields, increasing population, and increased effluents from industrial development have degraded the water quality and created concern for the fragile ecosystem.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 148k
Mission: STS032  
Roll - Frame: 81 - 79
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Center Lat x Lon: 32S x 52W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 162  
Date: 19900119   YYYYMMDD
Time: 172857   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 57W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 285   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 180   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 68   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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