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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS037-153-CF Date: Apr. 1991
Geographic Region: SENEGAL
Feature: DAKAR, SADOUM RIVER

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  STS037-153-0CF Coastal Senegal and Gambia April 1991
Dakar (with a population of approximately 2 million), the capital of Senegal, is situated on the very pronounced peninsula (near the northern edge of the photograph); the extreme western point on this peninsula is Cape Vert. Lying along the southwest coast of Senegal is a fairly extensive coastal wetlands area consisting of low-lying marshes, numerous stream tributaries, and stands of mangrove forests (darker areas). Banjul (formerly Bathurst) with a population of fewer than 50 000, the capital of Gambia, is located on a small peninsula on the south side of the mouth of the Gambia River. The wide estuary of the Gambia River, which also has mangrove stands, is easily seen near the southeast edge of the photograph. Rainfall amounts average more than 60 inches (152 centimeters) in the south and decrease to less than 10 inches (25 centimeters) in the north. Rice, cotton, and peanuts are the leading crops in these two agricultural countries.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 63k
Mission: STS037  
Roll - Frame: 153 - CF
Geographical Name: SENEGAL  
Features: DAKAR, SADOUM RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 14.0N x 17.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 199104__   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: COAST, DESERT, PENINSULA, PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, OCEAN, ESTUARY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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