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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-201-122 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-LOUISIANA

STS068-201-122 Southwest Louisiana, U.S.A. October 1994
Two different landscapes are identifiable in this color infrared photograph of southwest Louisiana--the narrow band of coastal wetlands known as the Chenier Plain and the slightly more elevated, undulating, drier Prairie Complex. The coastal wetlands appear as a complicated pattern of reds (vegetation) with three large lakes (Calcasieu, Grand, and White from west to east) and different shades of blue (water surfaces) that follow the marshy coastline. Even in the wetland environment some elevated sand ridges contain stands of live oak trees. North of the Chenier Plain, the terrain changes to the drier Prairie Complex. Appearing as a large, dark, tentacle-shaped feature (center of photograph) are the forested tributaries of Bayou Nezpique, which eventually empties into the northwest corner of Grand Lake. Barely discernible is Interstate Highway 10 between Lake Charles (bottom left) and Lafayette (upper center). A few wispy smoke plumes appear near the left edge of the photograph.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 368k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 201 - 122
Geographical Name: USA-LOUISIANA  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N x 93W
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: W   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: 55  
Date: 19941003   YYYYMMDD
Time: 194501   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 30.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 89.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 225   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 118   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 45   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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