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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-109-33 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: LAGUNA MADRE

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  STS056-109-033 South Texas Coastal Plain, Texas, U.S.A. April 1993
Evident in this color infrared photograph is the flatness of the south Texas coastal plain with sand dunes, sandy soils covered by scrubby trees and grass (darker areas), tidal flats, and some lighter rectangular field patterns. Visible are the southern end of the Intracoastal Waterway, identified by linear deposits of dredged material near the shoreline of the mainland, and Laguna Madre, which separates Padre Island from the mainland of south Texas. Because of blowing sands, two other features—a dredged channel perpendicular to Padre Island (left edge) and a section of the dredged Brownsville Ship Channel (upper right corner)—require constant dredging to keep the channels open for shipping.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 393k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 109 - 33
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: LAGUNA MADRE  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.5N x 97.5W
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: 32   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: 39  
 
Date: 19930410   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151708   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 26.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 99.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 101   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: LAGOON, GULF  
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