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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS091-708-4 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA

STS091-708-004 Bermejo, Blanco Rivers, Argentina June 1998
New agricultural fields are seen in northwestern Argentina. The small city of San Ramon De La Nueva Oran is in the center of the image. The deforestation of this region of Argentina near the Bolivian border has increased since the mid 1980's. The 330 mile (531 km) long Blanco River, which rises in the Andes Mountains of southeast Bolivia, is just to the right of the top center of the view. The Blanco River flows generally eastward out of the Andes foothills and passes just to the north of San Ramon De La Nueva Oran where it joins the Bermejo River. The San Francisco River is in the left center of the image and flows generally northeast before joining the Bermejo River. A railroad and highway connect the city of San Ramon to cities further to the east. The city is a major commercial center for this region of Argentina.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 332k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 708 - 4
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 23S x 64.5W
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: 28   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 44  
Date: 19980605   YYYYMMDD
Time: 170211   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.9S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 63.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 344   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 204   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: UPLAND, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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