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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS008-43-2190 Date: na 1983
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q
Feature: GILBERT RIVER, WEST COAST

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  STS008-43-2190 Gilbert River Delta, Queensland, Australia September 1983
Several intermittently flowing rivers, including the Gilbert River (center of image) coalesce towards the interior in this view of the southeastern shoreline of the Gulf of Carpenteria. Two delta-like features can be seen, one based on the Gilbert River (center of image) and one in the northeast corner based on the Mitchell River. Flow through the deltas along the southern and eastern shorelines of the Gulf of Carpentaria depends upon the summer monsoon. During the remainder of the year the rivers are dry. Most of these rivers cross a flat coastal plain in their lower courses and are characterized by distributary development that can include discharge into neighboring streams and channels. The Mitchell River in a good year yields the greatest total annual discharge of any Australian river, even exceeding the Murray River in southeastern Australia.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 94k
Mission: STS008  
Roll - Frame: 43 - 2190
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Features: GILBERT RIVER, WEST COAST  
Center Lat x Lon: 17S x 141.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 95  
 
Date: 1983____   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: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
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