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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS051-76-28 Date: Sep. 1993
Geographic Region: BRAZIL

STS051-076-028 Sobradinho Reservoir, Bahia, Brazil September 1993
The entire length of the Sobradinho Reservoir, the largest reservoir in Brazil (1629 square miles- 4220 square kilometers), is visible in this east-looking view. Located in the state of Bahia, the reservoir is part of the Sao Francisco River Basin. Maximum depth of the reservoir is 90 feet (30 meters) and the mean depth is about 28 feet (8.6 meters). The alignment of the reservoir is generally southwest to northeast. The dam is visible near the upper left corner of the image. As evidenced by this picture a great deal of silt (light-colored sediment pattern in the water) is flowing into and building up in the reservoir. Although the region is sparsely populated and semiarid, some livestock herding with beef cattle prevails in the better grassy zones. The vegetation surrounding the reservoir is grassland and semiarid scrub. A small smoke plume (white feature) is located along the southeast end of the reservoir.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 351k
Mission: STS051  
Roll - Frame: 76 - 28
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Center Lat x Lon: 9.5S x 42W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
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: 199309__   YYYYMMDD
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:  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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