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LOCATION Direction Photo #: NM23-743-36 Date: Apr. 1997
Geographic Region: FRANCE

NM23-743-036 Pyrenees Mountains, Spain and France Winter/Spring 1997
The snow-capped Pyrenees Mountains form a natural barrier and border that separates France (bottom-north) and Spain (top-south). Aneto Peak, visible in this image slightly above the center of the picture, is the highest peak (11165 feet-3403 meters) of the Pyrenees. Numerous well-entrenched valleys can be identified on both sides of the border. Although the higher (in elevation) valleys were glaciated during the last ice age (Pleistocene period) and show U-shaped valleys below the jagged peaks, the valleys are not too extensive; and settlement is sparse throughout the mountainous region. An extremely large alluvial fan, marked by alternating dark lines and lighter-colored swaths, is visible radiating northward in France (bottom center). Many source areas (headwaters) of tributary streams are visible (light colored, winding, linear features) in northern Spain as they drain southward to eventually flow into the Ebro River. Streams on the French side of the border eventually empty into the Garonne River.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 391k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 743 - 36
Geographical Name: FRANCE  
Features: PYRENEES  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.0N x .5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 999  
Date: 19970424   YYYYMMDD
Time: 111606   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 15.1S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 38.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 62   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 209   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 34   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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Man Made Views:  
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