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IdentificationMission: ISS004 Roll: E Frame: 6737 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS004
Country or Geographic Name: ARGENTINA
Features: SOUTHERN PATAGONIA, GLACIERS
Center Point: Latitude: -50.5 Longitude: -73.0 (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:
CameraCamera Tilt: 23
Camera Focal Length: 80mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
GMT Date: 20020122 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 185954 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -51.8, Longitude: -73.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Northeast
Sun Azimuth: 315 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 214 nautical miles (396 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 51 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 2137
CaptionsOutside of Antarctica, the largest contiguous ice field in the Southern
Hemisphere is the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in the Andes Mountains of Chile
and Argentina. It has an area of about 13,000 square kilometers, a length of
approximately 360 kilometers (over three degrees of latitude), and an average
width of about 40 kilometers.
To the west of the ice field, nearly fifty significant outlet glaciers reach
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