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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS087-701-53 Date: Nov. 1997
Geographic Region: CHINA

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  STS087-701-053 Hainan Island, China November 1997
The southwest coast of Hainan Island, China's second largest island has a variety of landforms. Scattered clouds cover many of the higher mountainous features. Maximum elevations in the densely vegetated (dark terrain) mountains range from 2000 feet (610 m) to over 4000 feet (1220 m) above sea level. Numerous short flowing rivers including the Changhua River (light-colored, linear feature near bottom center) drain into the Gulf of Tonkin. Based on the sediment (plume) pattern and distribution along the coast, current flow is towards the south, southeast. The lighter-colored land areas show where a variety of agricultural activities are taking place on the coastal plains and in some of the river valleys.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 348k
Mission: STS087  
Roll - Frame: 701 - 53
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Features: YU-LIN POINT  
Center Lat x Lon: 19.0N x 108.5E
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: 9   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
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: 22  
Date: 19971121   YYYYMMDD
Time: 030855   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 19.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 108.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 151   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 150   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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