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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS051-101-54 Date: Sep. 1993
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q

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  STS051-101-054 Georgina River, Queensland, Australia September 1993
The Georgina River's floodplain widens substantially south of the very small Outback town of Boulia in southwest Queensland. This picture shows the merging area of three of Australia's many ephermal rivers that drain towards the interior of the continent. From the top right (northeast) the Hamilton River and its small delta merges with the Burke River (drains southward from the north) and the Georgina River (from the northwest). Keep in mind that these rivers only have limited water flow when there is sufficient rainfall in the basin areas north of this region. The darker-looking landscape in the lower right quadrant is the slightly elevated terrain that separates the Georgina drainage basin from the Diamantina drainage basin to the east. The darker looking areas in the scene are where more vegetative cover exists, mainly grasslands. The lighter-looking landscape shows areas where erosion is greatest--not permitting vegetation to get established.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 310k
Mission: STS051  
Roll - Frame: 101 - 54
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Center Lat x Lon: 23.5S x 140.0E
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: 49   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 47  
Date: 19930915   YYYYMMDD
Time: 050724   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 24S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 143.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 298   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 42   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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