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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS038-86-14 Date: Nov. 1990
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: LAGUNA MADRE

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  STS038-86-14 Padre Island, Texas, U.S.A. November 1990
Featured in this photograph is a small section of Padre Island, an elongated, sandy barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico just north of Brownsville. This barrier island, which separates the Texas mainland from the Gulf of Mexico, creates Laguna Madre, a wide lagoon that produces a dynamic, ever-changing, sandy landscape. Pockets of sand dunes are apparent inland from the coast (bottom center). Two linear features are discernible--the Intracoastal Waterway between Padre Island and the mainland and an east-west-oriented dredged canal that cuts through the island. Cultivated field patterns are visible (lower right corner).

Near-vertical view of southern Padre Island centered on the Mansfield Cut. Excellent depiction of sediment patterns in Laguna Madre, dune vegetation on Padre Island, eastern edge of the coastal dune field onshore.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 305k
Mission: STS038  
Roll - Frame: 86 - 14
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: LAGUNA MADRE  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.5N x 97W
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: 25   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 48  
 
Date: 19901118   YYYYMMDD
Time: 215110   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 26.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 97.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 234   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 21   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: CHANNEL, LAGOON  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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