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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-735-942 Date: Apr. 1997
Geographic Region: INDIA
Feature: BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER

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  NM23-735-942 Brahmaputra River, India Winter-Spring 1997
The braided, multiple channels of the Brahmaputra River of northeast India and northern Bangladesh makes a significant course change (flowing west-bottom right to flowing south-left middle), as the river skirts the northwest end of the Khasi Hills (darker area, lower left). The image was acquired during the post-summer wet monsoon period, reflecting a river that has not received much runoff from the surrounding terrain for several months. The extensive floodplain, the braided channels, and the large, light-colored sand bars are all indications of low water conditions in the river. Even the tributary streams (meandering, thin dark lines) that drain the northern part of the basin from the front range of the Himalayas show extensive sandbars. This is another indication that runoff from the hills and mountains in Northeast India and Bhutan is minimal at this time of year. Darker areas are more heavily vegetated. A small piece of the Space Shuttle can be seen in the lower right corner of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 373k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 735 - 942
Geographical Name: INDIA  
Features: BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.0N x 90.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
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   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 999  
 
Date: 19970418   YYYYMMDD
Time: 064904   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 17.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 116W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 333   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 211   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: -59   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: HILL, PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, CHANNEL  
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Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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