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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS004-E-10921 Date: Apr. 2002
Geographic Region: USA-WASHINGTON
Feature: PUGET SOUND, OLYMPIC PENINSULA

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  This cloudless view of northwestern Washington and southeastern British Columbia is a study in varied land-use patterns: the forested Olympic Peninsula and Cascade Range contrast with the wheatlands of the drier east side of the mountains. The checkerboard pattern of clearcut forest is accented by snow in the range east of Seattle. Major cities and seaports of the Pacific Northwest—Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver—take advantage of the deep, sheltered channels.

The natural beauty and safe harbors of the region are products of tectonic processes acting on the western margin of North America. Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker are just two in a line of recently active volcanoes extending from the Coast Mountains of British Columbia to Mt. Shasta in northern California. Strong earthquakes are also frequent, as exemplified by the Nisqually quake (magnitude Mw 6.8) of February 28, 2001, which rocked Tacoma, Seattle and the surrounding area.

Information Source: Nisqually Earthquake Information Clearinghouse: http://maximus.ce.washington.edu/~nisqually/
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 75k
Mission: ISS004  
Roll - Frame: E - 10921
Geographical Name: USA-WASHINGTON  
Features: PUGET SOUND, OLYMPIC PENINSULA  
Center Lat x Lon: 48.5N x 122.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: E4
 
Camera Tilt: 40   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 24  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 3653  
 
Date: 20020429   YYYYMMDD
Time: 213252   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 46.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 120.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 219   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 209   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 53   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, FOREST, PENINSULA, RANGE  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views: SEATTLE, VANCOUVER  
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