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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS047-151-362 Date: Sep. 1992
Geographic Region: UKRAINE

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  STS047-151-362 Dnieper (Dnipro) River, Ukraine September 1992
The Dnieper River widens dramatically and makes a 90-degree turn to the west immediately south of Zaporizhzhya (lower left corner) in southwest Ukraine. The intensive use of the land for agriculture is easily observed by the multitude of cultivated (angular-looking) field patterns that cover the landscape north and south of the river. This extensive region of the Ukraine has been called the "Bread Basket of Eastern Europe". From a crop productivity and intensity of land use perspective, this region of the Ukraine has similar attributes to the Midwest farmlands of the United States. Physiographically, this level, treeless plain that makes up most of the territory of the Ukraine, called a steppe, is also very similar to the American Midwest. Unfortunately the vast farmland requires large quantities of fertilizers and pesticides that are contaminating the soils and are also polluting the streams and rivers in this agricultural region. Notice in this image that the Dnieper River exhibits an unusual surface pattern as well as surface reflectivity colors that are the result of some level of pollution.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 352k
Mission: STS047  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 362
Geographical Name: UKRAINE  
Center Lat x Lon: 47.5N x 35.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 44  
Date: 19920915   YYYYMMDD
Time: 072933   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 48.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 34.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 140   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 169   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 37   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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