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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS012-E-15050 Date: Jan. 2006
Geographic Region: USA-OHIO
Feature: SANDUSKY, BAY, SED. PLUMES

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  Sandusky, Ohio

Muddy brown water fills Sandusky Bay, just south of Lake Erie in this astronaut photograph. The small city of Sandusky occupies the southeastern shore of the bay. Highway 2 can be seen arcing around the south side of the city. Ferries connect Sandusky to Pelee Island (not visible) in the middle of the lake. In earlier days, Sandusky Bay was known as one of the port sites best protected from rough waters in the Great Lakes.

The most striking aspect of this image is the flow of the brown water in and out of the mouth of the bay. Slight movement of lake surface water, driven mainly by wind, causes a small ebb and flow of bay water. Sediment-charged water is derived from agricultural fields along the Sandusky River upstream. Mud plumes in Lake Erie originate from prior pulses of muddy water from the bay. When this image was taken, some clear, lake water (blue-green strip) appeared to be flowing into the bay.

Sandusky lies midway between Toledo and Cleveland, both about an hourís drive away. Sandusky has a diverse economic base in engineering and chemical plants, as well as boasting one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, drawing millions of visitors each year to its very large amusement park, located on the eastern spit between Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie. NASA Glenn Research Center - Plum Brook Station also appears in this image, in the lower right corner.

 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 387k
Mission: ISS012  
Roll - Frame: E - 15050
Geographical Name: USA-OHIO  
Features: SANDUSKY, BAY, SED. PLUMES  
Center Lat x Lon: 41.4N x 82.7W
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: 31   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 400  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 867  
 
Date: 20060112   YYYYMMDD
Time: 183959   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 41.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 80.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 197   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 184   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 25   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND  
Water Views: BAY, LAKE, RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: HIGHWAY, PORT  
City Views: CLEVELAND, ERIE, SANDUSKY, TOLEDO  
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