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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS039-94-10 Date: May 1991
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: US-MEXICO BORDER

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  STS039-094-010 Sonoran Desert, California, U.S.A. and Mexico May 1991
The light browns and tans of this photograph provide a clue to the natural environment for this part of southern California. This section of the Sonoran Desert shows two large, irrigated, cultivated field patterns where a variety of crops is grownócotton, winter vegetables, alfalfa, citrus fruits, and dates. The Imperial Valley to the north contains large, regimented fields where mechanized, commercial agriculture is practiced (U.S. side of the border). The roughly triangular Colorado River delta shows smaller irrigated fields that are not neatly aligned (Mexican side of the border). The dark east-west line is the U.S.-Mexico border. A line of northwest-southeast-trending sand dunes, the Sand Hills, separates the Imperial Valley from the Chocolate Mountains to the east. The Salton Sea, 230 feet (70 meters) below sea level, is visible to the northwest. The highly reflective Laguna Salada, extending south of the border, intermittently receives water.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 321k
Mission: STS039  
Roll - Frame: 94 - 10
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: US-MEXICO BORDER  
Center Lat x Lon: 32.7N x 115W
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: 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: 104  
 
Date: 19910504   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201848   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 115.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 172   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 145   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 59   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, DUNE  
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER, PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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