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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS078-732-9 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: SPAIN

STS078-732-009 Ebro River Delta, Spain June 1996
The deposition of sediment from the Ebro River has created a unique-looking, triangular-shaped delta along the east coast of Spain. The delta is a recently created landform, dating back only a few centuries. The growth of the delta during the 1900's, however, has been dramatically reduced by the construction of dams upstream on the Ebro River and several tributaries. The dams have reduced the flow of water through the delta and the water that does pass through the delta contains less silt. There is evidence (lighter colored water in the coastal waters at the mouth of the river) in the image that sediment continues to pass through the extensive plains of the delta. Numerous canals and ponds interconnect various parts of the delta. A variety of fruits and vegetables are grown in the region with rice farming occupying a large area of the agricultural land. The mountain range (darker areas inland, somewhat obscured by clouds) that parallels the coast is part of the young Catalonian coastal mountains.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 316k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 732 - 9
Geographical Name: SPAIN  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.5N 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: 35   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 62  
Date: 19960624   YYYYMMDD
Time: 102202   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 1.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 121   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 145   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 65   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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