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IdentificationMission: ISS003 Roll: E Frame: 5735 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS003
Country or Geographic Name: BERMUDA
Features: CASTLE HARBOUR, AIRFIELD
Center Point: Latitude: 32.5 Longitude: -64.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:
Camera Focal Length: 800mm
Camera: E2: Kodak DCS460 Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 25 (11-25)
GMT Date: 200109__ (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: (HHMMSS)
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Sun Azimuth: (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: nautical miles (0 km)
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Captions"Boilers" along the southeast coast of Bermuda
Along the south shore of Bermuda, waves break continuously along algal/vermetid reefs (composed of algae and molluscs, not coral), forming "boilers" (http://www.coexploration.org/bbsr/coral/html/body_reef_formation.htm). Boilers are named because the continuous breaking of waves makes it look as if the sea is boiling. This photograph taken from the International Space Station shows the eastern half of the main islands of Bermuda. Land use is about 6 percent cropland, 55 percent developed and 34 percent rural. Reflective white-colored areas are buildings and other developments surrounded by green areas of vegetation. St. Davidís Island is also home to the airport, with runways built out into Castle Harbour.
Hurricane Erin passed northeast of Bermuda early on September 10 with 115 mile-per-hour winds (a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale), but causing very minimal damage. Astronauts aboard Space Station Alpha photographed the area on September 14, 2001. By then, the skies had cleared and Erin had become an extratropical low near Newfoundland.
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