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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS060-83-50 Date: Feb. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: BROWNSVILLE, MATAMOROS

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  STS060-083-050 Rio Grande Delta, Texas, U.S.A. February 1994
The Rio Grande almost disappears into the broad expanse of its delta as the river heads eastward toward the Gulf of Mexico. The water channel of the Rio Grande is discernible by evaluating color differences on either side of it. Visible are the linear, dredged Brownsville Ship Channel and the southern end of Padre Island, part of a chain of sandy barrier islands found along this coastline that creates large, muddy Laguna Madre. Large quantities of sand are transported by air and water, generally northwest across the delta and coastal areas. Much of the fertile land north of Brownsville is used for agriculture; whereas, the coastline consists of tidal flats, sandy soils, sand dunes, and small lagoons.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 370k
Mission: STS060  
Roll - Frame: 83 - 50
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: BROWNSVILLE, MATAMOROS  
Center Lat x Lon: 26.0N x 97W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 30   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 116  
 
Date: 19940210   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201321   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 24.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 97.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 212   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 192   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: DELTA, RIVER, CHANNEL, LAGOON  
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