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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS060-101-53 Date: Feb. 1994
Geographic Region: MEXICO

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  STS060-101-053 La Mochis Area, Mexico February 1994
The color infrared image helps to identify the extensive land area that is being used for commercial agriculture along this coastal section of northwest Mexico. Notice the sizeable, angular field patterns (red colors map the extent of healthy green plants) that are widespread across the dry coastal plain of Sinaloa State. La Mochis, visible near the center of the image, has been a boomtown since the 1950's when the rapid growth of irrigated agriculture started to take in this semiarid region of northern Mexico. Wheat, cotton, soybean, oilseeds, and winter vegetables, especially tomatoes are among the main crops grown. Low mountains (darker, more textured-looking landscape) can be discriminated along the coast (bottom center) and north of the Fuerte River (top center). The dark-looking, uniform feature south of La Mochis is Ohvira Bay, one of many bays that indent this section of coastline in northwest Mexico. The lighter colored landscape inland from the coast shows poorly drained topography that contains virtually no permanent vegetative cover.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 421k
Mission: STS060  
Roll - Frame: 101 - 53
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.5N x 108.5W
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: 22   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 39  
Date: 19940205   YYYYMMDD
Time: 224250   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 26.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 109.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 233   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 190   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 28   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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