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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS081-742-29 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: COSTA RICA

STS081-742-029 Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica January 1997
Missing only the southern end of the Nicoya Peninsula, this color infrared image includes most of the low mountainous terrain that makes up this rugged peninsula. Since this picture is a color infrared image, the darker reds indicate an abundance of vegetative cover (in some areas even a rainforest environment exists) over the landscape. The deep reds near the mouth of the Tempisque River, shows an extensive region of low-lying swamplands and tidal marshes. Some of the darker areas around the Gulf of Nicoya include large stands of mangrove forests. The highly reflective areas and the large angular-looking field patterns are human induced development activities-either mining or agricultural endeavors. The coastline that faces the Pacific Ocean is irregular with numerous small bays and steeply sloping cliffs. Chira Island is the large island in the Gulf of Nicoya. (Refer to STS81-742-028 and STS81-742-030 for other color infrared images of the Nicoya Peninsula).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 354k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 742 - 29
Geographical Name: COSTA RICA  
Center Lat x Lon: 10.5N x 85.5W
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: 26   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 131  
Date: 19970120   YYYYMMDD
Time: 162553   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 9.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 86.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 143   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 193   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 53   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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