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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS055-81-59 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-LOUISIANA
Feature: RED R., ATCHAFALAYA FORK

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  STS055-081-059 Red River Valley, Louisiana, U.S.A. May 1993
This northwest-looking photograph of central Louisiana accentuates the complicated merging of the Red River, Mississippi River, and Atchafalaya River between Alexandria and Baton Rouge. Alexandria is discernible along an east meander of the Red River, which has a broad, northwest-southeast-aligned floodplain. Visible are several large meanders of the Mississippi River (lower right corner) and the Atchafalaya River to the west, the main channel of which can be traced northward to the southern edge of the Dismal Swamp. Numerous interconnecting channels and streams crisscross the flat, swampy landscape. Cultivated field patterns are visible on the elevated terrain (lower left corner).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 359k
Mission: STS055  
Roll - Frame: 81 - 59
Geographical Name: USA-LOUISIANA  
Features: RED R., ATCHAFALAYA FORK  
Center Lat x Lon: 31.5N x 92W
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: NV   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 17  
 
Date: 19930427   YYYYMMDD
Time: 150022   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 90.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 100   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FLOOD PLAIN, PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, SWAMP  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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