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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS056-75-104 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA

STS056-075-104 Paraná River, Argentina April 1993
The muddy, multibraided channels of the Paraná River are visible as the river flows south past the city of Rosario (population of more than 1 million). The floodplain, much of which appears to be covered by open, sediment-laden water, perhaps experienced some flooding in this section of the Paraná. The dark green area within the confines of the river's floodplain shows the densely vegetated, basically uninhabited swamplands that extend in a swath of unproductive land for 35 miles (60 kilometers) to the western end of the Rio de la Plata. The extensively cultivated field patterns on either side of the river are part of the highly productive agricultural Pampas region, many areas of which are poorly drained, reclaimed swamplands. Rosario, a commercial city approximately 180 miles (290 kilometers) northwest of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is noted for its transshipping and processing facilities for grains, hay, meat, wool, and sugar. Other smaller urban areas can be seen principally along the west bank of the river, except for Paraná, which lies along the east bank at the northern edge of the photograph. (Refer to STS-056-102-004 for the extensive delta area of the Paraná River near Buenos Aires.)

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 197k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 75 - 104
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.5S x 60.5W
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: 5   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 39  
Date: 19930410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 153513   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 32.4S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 60.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 11   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 164   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 49   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, FOREST  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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