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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51G-46-5 Date: Jun. 1985
Geographic Region: ATLANTIC OCEAN

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  STS51G-046-0005 Squall Line, Atlantic Ocean June 1985
A string of thunderstorms, or squall line, is visible in this low-oblique, south-looking photograph taken over the Atlantic Ocean just southeast of Bermuda. A squall line can be severe, causing high winds, torrential rainfall, and possible tornadoes. The passing squall line marks the replacement of warm moist air with cooler, drier air. When a cold front progresses eastward off the east coast of the United States, a narrow band of convective thunderstorms often continues eastward across the Atlantic Ocean. These thunderstorms can be intense, rising to heights in excess of 40 000 feet (12 200 meters) as seen in this photograph. While these storms pose no threat to land, they are of great concern to marine interests because of the potential development of strong gusty winds, heavy rainfall, and waterspouts.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 104k
Mission: STS51G  
Roll - Frame: 46 - 5
Geographical Name: ATLANTIC OCEAN  
Center Lat x Lon: N x E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 40
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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: 31  
Date: 19850619   YYYYMMDD
Time: 092739   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 56.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 67   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 204   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 6   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: OCEAN  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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