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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS062-104-26 Date: Mar. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-VIRGINIA
Feature: APPALACHIAN MTS.

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  STS062-104-026 Appalachian Mountains, Virginia,U.S.A. March 1994
The Appalachian Mountains of southwestern Virginia can be seen in this near-nadir view. The principal mountains of the eastern United States roughly parallels the Atlantic Coast, and are a narrow system rarely exceeding a width of 100 miles (160 kilometers). The Appalachians are ecologically unique because of their extensive forests of mixed hardwoods and softwoods. The area shown in this image is to the west-southwest of Roanoke, Virginia. Some of the elevations of the peaks exceed 4,000 feet (1,220 meters). The valleys interspersed between the linear mountains have good soils for agriculture. The rough terrain of the Cumberland Mountains, or Cumberland Plateau can be seen covering the bottom portion of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 397k
Mission: STS062  
Roll - Frame: 104 - 26
Geographical Name: USA-VIRGINIA  
Features: APPALACHIAN MTS.  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.0N x 81W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 15
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 27   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 49  
 
Date: 19940307   YYYYMMDD
Time: 142331   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 82.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 122   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 28   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, VALLEY, PLATEAU, FAULT, FOREST  
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
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