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LOCATION Direction Photo #: ISS027-E-27026 Date: May 2011
Geographic Region: USA-MISSOURI
Feature: MISSISSIPPI R. IN FLOOD, SED., AGR., WETLANDS, NEW MADRID, HOTCHKISS BEND


IMAGE
 
Flooding near New Madrid, Missouri

Note: This caption refers to the image versions labeled "NASA's Earth Observatory web site".

Along a northward loop of the Mississippi River, near the city of New Madrid, flood water rested on agricultural fields in early May 2011. Taken from an altitude of 220 miles (350 kilometers) above the Earth, this astronaut photo shows muddy water filling a broad swath of cropland north of the river bend. In this image, north is toward the lower right.

Crops normally carpet the landscape north of New Madrid. This portion of Missouri, however, lies near the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway. On May 2, 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers breached a levee near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. The move spared the residents of Cairo, Illinois, but filled the floodway.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 234k
Mission: ISS027  
Roll - Frame: E - 27026
Geographical Name: USA-MISSOURI  
Features: MISSISSIPPI R. IN FLOOD, SED., AGR., WETLANDS, NEW MADRID, HOTCHKISS BEND  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.6N x 89.4W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 25
 
Camera:: N2
 
Camera Tilt: 40   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 400  
 
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=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 3531  
 
Date: 20110512   YYYYMMDD
Time: 160140   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 88.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 124   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 184   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 59   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: FLOODING, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: NEW MADRID  

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