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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS038-82-21 Date: Nov. 1990
Geographic Region: INDIA
Feature: BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER BASIN

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  STS038-082-021 Brahmaputra River, Northeast India November 1990
Although there is a slight haze in the atmosphere captured in this low-oblique photograph of the Brahmaputra River in extreme northeastern India, the dramatic, almost 3-dimensional perspective shows the physiographic relationship of the eastern Himalaya Mountains to one of the wettest river basins on Earth. Known as the Dihang River where it cuts through the eastern Himalayas, creating great gorges, numerous tributary streams, and alluvial fans, the deeply incised Brahmaputra River is highlighted as these channels break through the geologically young, uplifted folds of the Himalayas just north of Sadiya, India. The summer monsoons that India and Bangladesh depend on for most of their annual precipitation largely determines the quantity of water that will be transported through the Assam Valley of northeastern India, which receives rainfall amounts in excess of 200 inches (500 centimeters) annually. The forested, green slopes of the Himalayas in this area usually consist of deciduous trees at the lower elevations and conifers at the higher elevations. The snowcapped peaks and ridge lines usually appear at elevations of more than 13 000 feet (3960 meters) above sea level; only a few appear above 20 000 feet (6095 meters). Visible are the Brahmaputra River Valley’s broad floodplain with heavily silted, meandering, multibraided channels and the dark green, forested foothills of the Patkai Mountain (southern edge of the photograph).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 164k
Mission: STS038  
Roll - Frame: 82 - 21
Geographical Name: INDIA  
Features: BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER BASIN  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.0N x 96.0E
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 39  
 
Date: 19901118   YYYYMMDD
Time: 082555   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 24.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 97.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 231   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 117   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 27   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, VALLEY, PLAIN, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT, SWAMP, DELTA  
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