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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS014-E-7738 Date: Nov. 2006
Geographic Region: USA-NEW YORK
Feature: NEW ENGLAND, LONG I., SMOG


IMAGE
 
ISS014-E-07738 (10 Nov. 2006) --- This image featuring a southeast-looking view of the Long Island Sound and New Jersey coast, with the lower Hudson River and New York Bay in the area of brightest sunglint was photographed by an Expedition 14 crewmember on the International Space Station. On the far right a gray haze can be seen streaming out to sea offshore of New Jersey, where it becomes harder to see. In fact haze covers most of the visible area offshore, partly obscuring the sea surface. By contrast, clouds look quite different from haze according to scientists. Clouds usually have sharp margins and are pure white, as clouds at the bottom show. Industrial haze is grayer and more diffuse, and is typical of the air over the Northeast. Flow lines show that winds are transporting the haze in clockwise fashion--i.e. bending south--which in turn signifies that a high pressure system was operating on that day, centered roughly over the coast. High pressure systems are notorious for promoting smog events because they bring clear skies, and sunlight promotes smog formation. Highs also concentrate polluted surface layers near the ground.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 130k
Mission: ISS014  
Roll - Frame: E - 7738
Geographical Name: USA-NEW YORK  
Features: NEW ENGLAND, LONG I., SMOG  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.0N x 73.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 25
 
Camera:: E4
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 80  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 1627  
 
Date: 20061110   YYYYMMDD
Time: 162326   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 49.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 76.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 173   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 180   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 23   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, ISLAND  
Water Views: BAY, RIVER, SEA, SUNGLINT  
Atmosphere Views: HAZE, SMOG  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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