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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS036-74-75 Date: Mar. 1990
Geographic Region: IRAN
Feature: PERSIAN GULF

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  STS036-074-075 Wetlands of the Middle East—Iran, Iraq, and Kuwait March 1990
The northern end of the Persian Gulf provides a sharp contrast to the arid-looking wetlands of northeast Kuwait (Bubiyan Island), the narrow corridor of Iraq, and the west-southwest marshes of Iran. The delta of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers has suffered substantial environmental changes because of drainage, pollution, and urban and industrial development. Water normally supplied to the region has been diverted for irrigation and domestic and industrial consumption; wetlands have been drained for agriculture and industrial purposes; and the construction of dams has decreased the amount of fresh water from the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, resulting in small quantities of silt being deposited in the delta of these once mighty rivers. The boundaries for Kuwait, Iraq, and Iran are not easily distinguishable in this photograph. The large dark area in Iran appears to be a freshwater marsh. Because natural materials are used for construction, the few towns and villages within the delta area tend to blend with the natural environment.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 115k
Mission: STS036  
Roll - Frame: 74 - 75
Geographical Name: IRAN  
Features: PERSIAN GULF  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.0N x 49.0E
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: 28   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 65  
 
Date: 19900304   YYYYMMDD
Time: 073508   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 29.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 50.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 150   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 115   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 49   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN, DESERT  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA, GULF, SEDIMENT, INLET  
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