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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS085-704-22 Date: Aug. 1997
Geographic Region: ROMANIA

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  STS085-704-022 Danube River Delta, Romania August 1997
The delta of the great Danube River is a large, low-lying wetland region in northeastern Romania. Designed by the United Nations as a "Reservation of the Biosphere", this unique ecological delta covers approximately 2200 squire miles (5640 square kilometers and borders the northwest corner of the Black Sea. Sediment plumes (light colored water) are visible at various locations at the mouths of the delta. The region has been described by many scientists and environmentalists as a natural paradise and wildlife sanctuary where canals, lakes (many small, dark features within the delta), reed islands, pastures, and sand dunes combine to create this unique environment. The color infrared image helps to discriminate numerous distributary channels and lakes within the deltaic swamp, although cloud cover does obscure the southern half of the delta. The vibrant red-colors indicate healthy green vegetation. The deep reddish feature (upper left corner) appears to be a forested region on the northwest corner of the Dobruja Plateau. All of the large, north-south oriented lakes (elongated, irregular-shaped, dark features) are located in the Ukraine. The main most northerly channel of the Danube River serves as the border between Romania and the Ukraine. The southern coastal plain of the Ukraine shows an extensive agricultural pattern throughout the region.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 346k
Mission: STS085  
Roll - Frame: 704 - 22
Geographical Name: ROMANIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.0N x 29.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 13   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 174  
Date: 19970818   YYYYMMDD
Time: 112243   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 44.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 29.2E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 213   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 138   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: DELTA, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
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