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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS41C-40-2130 Date: Apr. 1984
Geographic Region: GULF OF MEXICO
Feature: CLOUDS, FRONTAL SYSTEM


IMAGE
 
STS41C-40-2130 Frontal System and Thunderstorms, Florida, U.S.A. April 1984
This spectacular, low-oblique photograph shows a convective line of thunderstorms associated with a passing cold front over Florida. A shadow from the height of the thunderstorms, caused by early morning sunlight, can be seen traversing the scene southwest to northeast. Some of these storms were estimated to reach heights in excess of 40 000 feet (12 000 meters). The V-shaped cloud structure is normally associated with cold fronts that cross the Gulf of Mexico and Florida in late winter and early spring. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes usually occur with this type of storm system. At the time this photograph was taken, weather stations across Florida reported severe thunderstorms, strong winds, hail, torrential rains, and numerous tornadoes.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 98k
Mission: STS41C  
Roll - Frame: 40 - 2130
Geographical Name: GULF OF MEXICO  
Features: CLOUDS, FRONTAL SYSTEM  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.0N x 84W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 80
 
Camera:: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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: 47  
 
Date: 198404__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views: THUNDERSTORM, SQUALL LINE  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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