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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS047-96-66 Date: Sep. 1992
Geographic Region: USA-OREGON

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  STS047-096-066 Portland and Willamette River, Oregon, U.S.A. September 1992
This west-looking, low-oblique photograph shows the metropolitan area of the "City of Roses," Portland, Oregon. South of the Columbia River (center of the photograph), Portland lies on the Willamette River just 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the river's confluence with the Columbia River. Portland, an important deepwater port with many shipyards, is also a leading financial and industrial center. Manufacturing industries include lumber, wood products, paper, metals, machinery, foodstuffs, woolen textiles, clothing, electronic components, dairy products, paint, and furniture. The city served as a major supply center during the gold rushes in California in the late 1840s and in Alaska in the late 1880s and 1890s. Vancouver, Washington, visible on the north bank of the Columbia River opposite Portland, is also a deepwater port with many shipyards, shipbuilding facilities, lumber mills, and an enormous grain elevator. Vancouver is headquarters for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in which Mount Saint Helens Volcano is located. The Willamette River, 294 miles (473 kilometers) long, rises in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon and flows north through the wide, fertile Willamette Valley, a major fruit-growing and dairy-producing region. Numerous dams and reservoirs have harnessed the river and its tributaries to provide flood control, navigation, and hydroelectric power production.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 152k
Mission: STS047  
Roll - Frame: 96 - 66
Geographical Name: USA-OREGON  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.5N x 122.5W
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: 27   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 82  
Date: 19920917   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164936   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 45.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 123.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 119   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 168   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 28   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: HILL, PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: PORTLAND  
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