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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS075-721-47 Date: na 1996
Geographic Region: VIETNAM
Feature: MEKONG DELTA, SED. PLUME

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  STS075-721-047 Mekong River Delta, Vietnam February 1996
This southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph shows the lower Mekong River and its vast delta. Rising on the Plateau of Tibet, the Mekong flows generally southeast for 2600 miles (4160 kilometers) and empties into the South China Sea through a large delta. The Mekong River Delta covers 75 000 square miles (194 250 square kilometers), and, with its many channels still depositing sediment, the delta continues to grow. The vast swampy delta, crisscrossed by many channels and canals, is one of the greatest rice-growing regions of Asia. Even though rainfall is heavy during the summer months, winters are dry and require irrigation for most of the rice-growing area. The Mekong River Delta was the scene of heavy fighting during the Vietnam War. Barely discernible northwest of the delta is Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon. Point Cau Mau, the southern tip of Vietnam, is visible southwest of the delta.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 101k
Mission: STS075  
Roll - Frame: 721 - 47
Geographical Name: VIETNAM  
Features: MEKONG DELTA, SED. PLUME  
Center Lat x Lon: 10.0N x 106.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 40  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 1996____   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, CAPE, PLAIN, MOUNTAIN, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA, SEDIMENT, SEA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, DEFORESTATION  
City Views:  
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