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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-L13-88 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: MYANMAR (BURMA)

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  STS059-L13-088 Irrawaddy River, Burma April 1994
The large delta created by the southward-flowing Irrawaddy River is a major rice-growing region of the world. The British were instrumental in establishing the infrastructure for Burma to develop rice crops in the Irrawaddy delta. This southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph shows the broad expanse of the meandering river and numerous sandbars (highly reflective areas) flanked by the forested Arakan Mountains to the west and the Pegu Range to the east. Several major faults trend north-south within the Pegu Range. This photograph reveals the general landscape before the monsoon season. The tans and light browns are typical of an arid landscape; most of the green vegetation at this time of year is found on the two mountain ranges and in permanent mangrove stands in the Irrawaddy delta. Similar to northeast India and Bangladesh, this region of Burma is very dependent on monsoons for agriculture. The monsoons usually begin in June and can extend through September and October. The warm monsoon climate and fine alluvial soils produce rice, sugarcane, beans, and other vegetables in the southern Irrawaddy River basin.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 98k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: L13 - 88
Geographical Name: MYANMAR (BURMA)  
Center Lat x Lon: 17.5N x 95.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 37   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 143  
Date: 19940418   YYYYMMDD
Time: 054510   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 18.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 96.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 203   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 114   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 82   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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