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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS037-84-67 Date: Apr. 1991
Geographic Region: SENEGAL
Feature: CAHEU, CASAMANCE RIVERS


IMAGE
 
STS037-084-067 Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, Africa April 1991
The coastal areas of two of west Africa's smaller countries, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau, are revealed in this low-oblique, northeast-looking photograph. The boundary between the two countries almost bisects the peninsula formed by the Casamance River to the north (in Senegal) and the Rio Cacheu to the south (in Guinea-Bissau). Both countries have low-lying coastal plains with many rivers and some broad, swampy estuaries. These areas are part of west Africa's better watered coastal states. Mangrove forests (darker, uniform areas) lie along both major rivers. Historically, Senegal has had close political and economic ties with France, and Guinea-Bissau was a Portuguese colonial possession until 1974. The economies of both countries are almost entirely agricultural, ranging from peanut production in Senegal to a variety of crops in Guinea-Bissau; however, both countries' imports in foodstuffs exceed their exports.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 158k
Mission: STS037  
Roll - Frame: 84 - 67
Geographical Name: SENEGAL  
Features: CAHEU, CASAMANCE RIVERS  
Center Lat x Lon: 12.5N x 16W
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:   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:  
 
Date: 199104__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN, HILL  
Water Views: RIVER, ESTUARY, SWAMP  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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