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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS094-703-90 Date: Jul. 1997
Geographic Region: BRAZIL

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  STS094-703-090 Rio Tapajos, Para State, Brazil July 1997
Except for scattered clouds and a few rivers in this region of the Amazon Basin, this color infrared image (green vegetation is shown as a reddish color) shows virtually an unbroken canopy of the Amazon rainforest in southwestern Para state. The thin, light colored (muddy) Rio Crepori merges with the much broader, northeasterly flowing Rio Tapajos (dark linear feature). Note that the sediment-laden water from the Rio Crepori does not mix with the water of the Rio Tapajos but instead hugs the eastern shore of the Rio Tapajos for many miles downstream. The Rio Jamanxim is also visible near the bottom of the photograph as it heads north to eventually flow into the Rio Tapajos (not visible in this image). A few small areas (lighter colored scars, top right and bottom center) can be discerned where human development is just beginning to occur in this rainforest area.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 307k
Mission: STS094  
Roll - Frame: 703 - 90
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Center Lat x Lon: 6.5S x 57W
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 175  
Date: 19970712   YYYYMMDD
Time: 163116   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 3S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 53.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 334   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 62   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER  
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