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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS094-703-96 Date: Jul. 1997
Geographic Region: BRAZIL
Feature: RIO XINGU

STS094-703-096 Rio Xingu, Para State, Brazil July 1997
The north flowing Rio Xingu makes a large loop to the east in this section of south central Para State. The color infrared picture (healthy, green vegetation is presented as a reddish hue) allows the viewer to differentiate the areas where clear cutting has occurred (lighter colors) versus the dense, solid canopy cover of the remaining Amazon Basin rainforest vegetation. Numerous waterfalls and rapids are found in the Rio Xingu (as well as many of the other rivers and streams in this part of Brazil), thereby hindering the use of the river for transportation and shipping.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 291k
Mission: STS094  
Roll - Frame: 703 - 96
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Features: RIO XINGU  
Center Lat x Lon: 7S x 52W
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: 44   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 175  
Date: 19970712   YYYYMMDD
Time: 163224   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 5.1S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 50.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 330   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 59   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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