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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS055-74-T Date: na 1993
Geographic Region: INDIA

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  STS055-074-00T Godavari River/Delta, India May 1993
The southeasterly draining Godavari River has created a classic fan-shaped delta along the southeast coast of India. The wet, summer monsoon of India has a dramatic impact on the volume and flow rate of water that the Godavari River can accommodate. By observing this image that is pre-summer monsoon, the volume of water, as well as the flow rate into and through the delta is minimal. The source area for the Godavari River is northeast of Bombay (on the western edge of the Deccan Plateau) and in spite of the river's substantial length of 870 miles (1400 km) only moderate rainfall amounts across the Deccan Plateau allow modest discharge rates into the Bay of Bengal. The fertile delta is however, one of India's main rice growing regions. The location of the cultural capital, Rajahmundry, is barely visible on the east bank of the Godavari River, slightly south of where the main river channel splits into two distributary channels. The lighter-colored features in the floodplains of the meandering channels are sandbars.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 390k
Mission: STS055  
Roll - Frame: 74 - T
Geographical Name: INDIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 16.5N x 82.0E
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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
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Date: 1993____   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA  
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