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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS085-713-74 Date: Aug. 1997
Geographic Region: GREENLAND

STS085-713-074 Fjorded Coastline, Greenland (Denmark) August 1997
This low oblique, northeast view of the south, southeast tip of Greenland shows the glaciated coastline of the world's largest island. The elongated, dark fingers of the open water from the North Atlantic Ocean that extend towards the interior are fjords. These deep, glacial troughs along the coastline are eroded valleys that once were occupied by valley glaciers. Several valley glaciers can be seen at the head of some of the fjords. The large concentrations of white on the image show the location of the prominent ice fields. The elevated ice fields shown on this image are located between 60 and 61 degrees north latitude.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 381k
Mission: STS085  
Roll - Frame: 713 - 74
Geographical Name: GREENLAND  
Features: ICEBERGS  
Center Lat x Lon: 61.0N x 44.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 40
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 81  
Date: 19970812   YYYYMMDD
Time: 152947   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 57.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 43.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 191   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 156   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 48   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VALLEY  
Water Views: ESTUARY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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