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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-273-12 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: COLOMBIA
Feature: CITY OF BARRANQUILLA

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  STS068-273-012 Barranquilla, Colombia October 1994
Barranquilla, a city of more than 1 million, is located near the mouth of the Magdalena River. Barranquilla and Cartagena (not shown), with a population of approximately 655 000, are Columbia’s two most important seaports with access to the Caribbean Sea. Because of large quantities of sediment, indicated by the extensive sediment plume at its mouth and the brownish color of its water, the Magdalena requires frequent dredging of the main channel to permit access to Barranquilla’s port for oceangoing vessels. The urban area, with airport runways visible south of the city, presents a dramatic comparison to the almost uninhabited swamplands east of the city through which a single road traverses. In addition to its position as an important seaport, Barranquilla is a leading industrial city, producing textiles, sugar, beer, cement, and flour.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 83k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 273 - 12
Geographical Name: COLOMBIA  
Features: CITY OF BARRANQUILLA  
Center Lat x Lon: 11.0N x 75W
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: 18   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 55  
 
Date: 19941003   YYYYMMDD
Time: 195052   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 11.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 75.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 253   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 118   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 43   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT, SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT  
City Views: BARRANQUILLA  
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