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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS001-E-5317 Date: Jan. 2001
Geographic Region: BELIZE
Feature: CHETUMAL BAY

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  ISS001-E-5317 Chetumal Bay, Ambergris Cay
Chetumal Bay lies on the Border between Mexico and Belize. To the east of the bay, Ambergris Cay connects the Belize Barrier Reef to the Yucatan Peninsula. The north of the island is Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve. Here, the barrier reef comes very close to the east side of the island. In 1998, reefs in Belize were hit by two major events that led to heavy coral mortality: El Niņo-related
coral bleaching and Hurricane Mitch.

Astronaut photographs of coral reefs are being used to provide perspective on coral reef geography, coastal development, and related land habitats. Numerous photographs taken by astronauts were included in the recently published World Atlas of Coral Reefs (click to read the recent press release). Coral reef images acquired by astronauts can also be used as mapping data in more
detailed remote sensing applications.

Images of coral reef areas are being acquired by astronauts on Space Station Alpha as part of the Crew Earth Observations Project. Coral reefs are one of the areas selected as a scientific theme for this project (see also the recent Earth Observatory article, Mapping the Decline of Coral Reefs).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 351k
Mission: ISS001  
Roll - Frame: E - 5317
Geographical Name: BELIZE  
Features: CHETUMAL BAY  
Center Lat x Lon: 18.0N x 88W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: E2
 
Camera Tilt:   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length:  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
 
Date: 20010123   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: ISLAND, PENINSULA  
Water Views: BAY, REEF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: BELIZE, CHETUMAL  
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