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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS079-784-35 Date: Sep. 1996
Geographic Region: CHINA
Feature: YELLOW R.DELTA, AGR., SED.

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  STS079-784-035 Yellow River Mouth, China September 1996
Considered to be one of the most silt-laden rivers in the world, the mouth of the Yellow River can be seen in this southwest-looking view. The Yellow River discharges over one billon tons of sediment each year into the Gulf of Bohai (bottom portion of the image). The delta of the Yellow River is being extended into the gulf steadily at a rate of one mile (1.6 km) a year, adding roughly 14 sq. miles (40 sq. km) of land in the process. The river rises in the Kunlun Mountains of western China and flows generally eastward 3000 miles (4830 km) before emptying into the Gulf of Bohai. The Yellow River is the second longest river in China and one of the longest rivers in the world. The riverís middle course is considered to be where Chinese civilization had its beginnings. The delta is used extensively for agriculture. Near the center of the image, the small commercial city of Dongying is discernible. To the east (left) of the city is the Shengli Oilfield, the second largest oilfield in China.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 309k
Mission: STS079  
Roll - Frame: 784 - 35
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Features: YELLOW R.DELTA, AGR., SED.  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 119.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 55   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 60  
 
Date: 19960920   YYYYMMDD
Time: 023225   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 116.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 141   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 202   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA, SEDIMENT, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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