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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS090-751-45 Date: May 1998
Geographic Region: USA-FLORIDA
Feature: BOCA RATON, EVERGLADES


IMAGE
 
STS090-751-045 Southeast Coast, Florida, USA April 1998
Four distinct features are evident in this shot of the southeast coast of Florida: cultivated field patterns (northwest); poorly drained swamplands (center, southwest); urban sprawl (north-south corridor along coast); and the Atlantic Ocean. The large fields of sugarcane (southeast of Lake Okeechobee, lower left corner) are gridded by canals and roads (linear, northwest-southeast diagonal lines). The muddy looking, uniform area south, southeast of the agricultural land are wetlands upstream from the Everglades. The most northeasterly wetland polygon is Arthur R. Mitchell National Wildlife Refuge. The very light areas along the east coast of Florida are the urban areas that extend from West Palm Beach (north) to Fort Lauderdale (south). The white line running east-west near the southern edge of the image is Interstate Highway 75, otherwise known as Alligator Alley (Everglades Parkway).


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 246k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 751 - 45
Geographical Name: USA-FLORIDA  
Features: BOCA RATON, EVERGLADES  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.5N x 80W
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: E   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: 241  
 
Date: 19980502   YYYYMMDD
Time: 173557   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 26.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 83.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 188   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 131   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 79   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, COAST  
Water Views: SWAMP, CANAL  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, URBAN AREA, HIGHWAY  
City Views:  

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