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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS062-152-260 Date: Mar. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-LOUISIANA
Feature: ATCHAFALAYA RIVER DELTA, SED.

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  STS062-152-260 Atchafalaya River, Louisiana, U.S.A. March 1994
This dramatic photograph shows a complicated pattern of streams and canals that is typical of this sensitive wetland environment. Despite the large quantity of silt that is regularly deposited in the Atchafalaya River delta, this section of the Louisiana coast is experiencing an alarming loss of shoreline through natural erosion. U.S. Highway 90 can be traced from Houma in the east (lower left edge) through Morgan City, Franklin, Jeanerette, New Iberia, and Lafayette (right margin of the photograph). Discernible are large Marsh Island and several bays from west to east—Vermilion Bay, West Cote Blanche Bay, East Cote Blanche Bay, and Atchafalaya Bay.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 259k
Mission: STS062  
Roll - Frame: 152 - 260
Geographical Name: USA-LOUISIANA  
Features: ATCHAFALAYA RIVER DELTA, SED.  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 91.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: 17   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 99  
 
Date: 19940310   YYYYMMDD
Time: 175801   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 91.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 171   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 57   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, ISLAND  
Water Views: SEDIMENT, BAY, RIVER  
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