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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-227-1 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-ALASKA
Feature: MALASPINA GLACIER, BANDS

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  STS068-227-001 Malaspina Glacier, Alaska, U.S.A. October 1994
Several alpine glaciers and Malaspina Glacier, with its lobate, concentric banks of terminal, ground, and recessional moraines, are easily discernible in this photograph. Malaspina is a classic example of a piedmont glacier that forms when valley glaciers coalesce over relatively flat land at the base of a mountain range. Immediately west of Malaspina Glacier, Agassiz Glacier curves toward Icy Bay, and to the east Hubbard Glacier flows into the northern end of Yakutat Bay. In the upper-left corner of the photograph, Logan Glacier is visible flowing westward into the Chitina River Valley. The Saint Elias Mountains north of Malaspina Glacier contain Mount Saint Elias [elevation 18 008 feet (5489 meters) above sea level] and Mount Logan [19 550 feet (5959 meters) above sea level]. The large ice field between these two peaks is Seward Glacier, which is located in the Yukon Territory of Canada.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 243k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 227 - 1
Geographical Name: USA-ALASKA  
Features: MALASPINA GLACIER, BANDS  
Center Lat x Lon: 59.5N x 140.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   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: 23  
 
Date: 19941001   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201129   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 56.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 138.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 165   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 117   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 30   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: GLACIER, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: BAY  
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