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IdentificationMission: ISS014 Roll: E Frame: 7738 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS014
Country or Geographic Name: USA-NEW YORK
Features: NEW ENGLAND, LONG I., SMOG
Center Point: Latitude: 40.0 Longitude: -73.5 (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:
CameraCamera Tilt: High Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 80mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 25 (11-25)
GMT Date: 20061110 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 162326 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 49.4, Longitude: -76.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: South
Sun Azimuth: 173 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 180 nautical miles (333 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 23 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 1627
CaptionsISS014-E-07738 (10 Nov. 2006) --- This image featuring a southeast-looking view of the Long Island Sound and New Jersey coast, with the lower Hudson River and New York Bay in the area of brightest sunglint was photographed by an Expedition 14 crewmember on the International Space Station. On the far right a gray haze can be seen streaming out to sea offshore of New Jersey, where it becomes harder to see. In fact haze covers most of the visible area offshore, partly obscuring the sea surface. By contrast, clouds look quite different from haze according to scientists. Clouds usually have sharp margins and are pure white, as clouds at the bottom show. Industrial haze is grayer and more diffuse, and is typical of the air over the Northeast. Flow lines show that winds are transporting the haze in clockwise fashion--i.e. bending south--which in turn signifies that a high pressure system was operating on that day, centered roughly over the coast. High pressure systems are notorious for promoting smog events because they bring clear skies, and sunlight promotes smog formation. Highs also concentrate polluted surface layers near the ground.
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