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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS028-97-81 Date: Aug. 1989
Geographic Region: USA-ALASKA
Feature: MALASPINA GL, YAKUTAT BAY

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  STS028-097-081 Malaspina Glacier, Alaska, U.S.A. August 1989
Malaspina Glacier can be seen just left of the center of this northeast-looking, low-oblique photograph. Located in southern Alaska on the shore of the Gulf of Alaska, Malaspina Glacier is a classic example of a piedmont glacier lying at the foot of a mountain range—in this case, the Saint Elias Mountains (just north of the glacier). The glacier covers an area of 1500 square miles (3900 square kilometers) on the coastal plain, is nearly 60 miles (97 kilometers) long, and is more than 1000 feet (300 meters) thick. The Seward Ice Field is the principal source of ice for the glacier. The glacier moves in surges that push earlier-formed moraines outward into expanding concentric patterns, which you can see along the flanks of the ice mass. To the northwest of Malaspina Glacier is the curved and pointed Agassiz Glacier, which is also fed by the Seward Ice Field. To the northeast of Malaspina Glacier, located at the head of Yakutat Bay, is the Hubbard Glacier, which surged in 1989, blocking the entrance to Russell Fiord and temporarily trapping a large number of marine animals.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 328k
Mission: STS028  
Roll - Frame: 97 - 81
Geographical Name: USA-ALASKA  
Features: MALASPINA GL, YAKUTAT BAY  
Center Lat x Lon: 60.0N x 140W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 25
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 38  
 
Date: 19890810   YYYYMMDD
Time: 204525   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 57.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 143.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 161   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: GLACIER, MOUNTAIN, VALLEY, COAST  
Water Views: GULF, RIVER, BAY, SEDIMENT  
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