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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-614-61 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-NEW MEXICO
Feature: ALBUQUERQUE, RIO GRANDE

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  STS040-614-061 Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A. June 1991
Both natural and manmade features are evident in this near-vertical photograph of Albuquerque. The heavily forested Manzano Mountains represent a formidable barrier east of Albuquerque, while the Rio Grande and its highly cultivated floodplain restrict urban growth to the west. Only subtle differences can be identified when this June 1991 natural color photograph is compared with the April 1993 color infrared photograph. Although the scales of the two photographs are slightly different, they cover the same general area. The color infrared film presents the vegetation in reddish hues, which helps to identify the specific areas of plant growth. The natural color photograph shows desert and semiarid features in brown or tan colors—the only exceptions being the cultivated field patterns along the Rio Grande, vegetation within Albuquerque, and mountains to the east (dark green).

Albuquerque, NM (35.0N, 106.5W) is situated on the edge of the Rio Grande River and flood plain which cuts across the image. The reddish brown surface of the Albuquerque Basin is a fault depression filled with ancient alluvial fan and lake bed sediments. On the slopes of the Manzano Mountains to the east of Albuquerque, juniper and other timber of the Cibola National Forest can be seen as contrasting dark tones of vegetation.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 145k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 614 - 61
Geographical Name: USA-NEW MEXICO  
Features: ALBUQUERQUE, RIO GRANDE  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.0N x 106.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: RX
 
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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
 
Date: 199106__   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: MOUNTAIN, FOREST, VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: ALBUQUERQUE  
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