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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-109-34 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

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  STS056-109-034 South Texas Coastal Plain, Texas, U.S.A. April 1993
Apparent in this photograph are the Brownsville Ship Channel, extending southwest into the mainland from the Gulf of Mexico, and the east-west-oriented Rio Grande that defines the United States-Mexico border. Most of the land north of Brownsville is used for irrigated agriculture, and Brownsville is obscured by vegetation; however, the bluish-appearing Mexican city of Matamoros (right center ) has much less vegetation. Padre Island and other sandy barrier islands help form Laguna Madre north of the Brownsville Ship Channel. The spoil banks along the western side of Laguna Madre were created by dredging the Intracoastal Waterway. The diverse landscape near the coast consists of tidal flats, lakes, sand dunes, and sandy soils covered by vegetation.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 345k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 109 - 34
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.0N x 97W
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: 32   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: 39  
Date: 19930410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151721   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 98.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 101   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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