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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS038-86-15 Date: Nov. 1990
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: BROWNSVILLE SHIP CHANNEL, SEDIMENT

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  STS038-86-15 South Coastal Texas, U.S.A. November 1990
Several features are identifiable in this photograph of the southern tip of coastal Texas—the southern end of South Padre Island; the southern end of Laguna Madre; the southern terminus of the Intracoastal Waterway; and the Brownsville Ship Channel. The coast adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico consists generally of a mixture of light sandy soils and rich brown soils that overlay the clays and sands of the Rio Grande floodplain. The mottled appearance of the landscape, showing an assortment of tidal flats, swampy areas, and sandy terrain, makes it impossible to discriminate where the Rio Grande "flows" through this broad delta. The sediment pattern in Laguna Madre and a portion of the dredged Intracoastal Waterway (left center) indicate that sandy soils are transported by air and water throughout the coastal region of South Padre Island. Only a single runway of the airport east of Brownsville is discernible (right bottom corner).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 348k
Mission: STS038  
Roll - Frame: 86 - 15
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: BROWNSVILLE SHIP CHANNEL, SEDIMENT  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.0N x 97.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 215116   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 26.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 97.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 235   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 20   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: CHANNEL, LAGOON  
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Man Made Views:  
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