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IdentificationMission: STS103 Roll: 729 Frame: 63 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS103
Country or Geographic Name: USA-FLORIDA
Features: APALACHICOLA RIVER DELTA
Center Point: Latitude: 30.0 Longitude: -85.0 (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: 24
Camera Focal Length: 250mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5069 : Kodak Elite 100S, E6 Reversal, Replaces Lumiere, Warmer in tone vs. Lumiere.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
GMT Date: 19991226 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 220152 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: 28.0, Longitude: -86.1 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Northeast
Sun Azimuth: 237 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 301 nautical miles (557 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 10 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 104
CaptionsSediments from the Apalachicola River delta complex form islands of sand ridges (cheniers). During high flow, the river delivers abundant sediment to the delta; as flow wanes the stream drops its load of coarser material around the channel mouth, to be redistributed primarily by waves. Variations in sediment supply and wave energy result in alternating bands of sand and mud. To see more detail of cheniers see St. Vincent Island, STS102-349-35.
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