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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-170-79 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-LOUISIANA

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  STS068-170-079 Southwest Louisiana, U.S.A. October 1994
Sunglint, the sun's reflection off the water, helps differentiate land-water boundaries in this photograph of the southwest coast of Louisiana. From east to west a large bay and several lakes are identifiable--Vermilion Bay (left edge), White Lake, and Grand Lake. Farther west are elongated Calcasieu Lake and Sabine Lake, which lies on the Texas-Louisiana border. The coastal plains are a mixture of fresh and salt marshes and grasslands; the darker area is the southern extent of a slightly undulating, upland, forested landscape. Several wooded tributaries of Bayou Nezpique present a dendritic drainage pattern as this bayou empties into Grand Lake from the north. Three large smoke plumes are visible along the shoreline, and the white, linear features near the coast are part of the Intracoastal Waterway and interconnecting canals. Lafayette to the east and Lake Charles to the west can be identified by their street patterns.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 278k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 170 - 79
Geographical Name: USA-LOUISIANA  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N x 92.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 51   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 71  
Date: 19941004   YYYYMMDD
Time: 192538   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 90.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 217   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 117   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 48   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: LAKE, CHANNEL  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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