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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS081-724-66 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA
Feature: MOUTH OF RIO NEGRO

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  STS081-724-066 The Rio Negro, Argentina January 1997
Situated between Point Rasa to the east and Point Bermeja to the west, lies the mouth of the Rio Negro (midway between the center and right center of the image). The Rio Negro, 400 miles (645 km) long, is formed in central Argentina by the confluence of the Neuquen and Limay Rivers (not visible on the image) and flows generally eastward to the Atlantic Ocean. The river is used extensively for irrigation due to its location in the extreme southern pampas agricultural area of Argentina. As seen on the image, little sediment from the waters of the Rio Negro reaches its Atlantic Ocean mouth. At the upper left and upper center of the image, sediment from the Colorado River mouth is visible. Along the bottom left to bottom center, the waters of the northern portions of San Matias Gulf can be seen.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 277k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 724 - 66
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Features: MOUTH OF RIO NEGRO  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.5S x 64W
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:   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 199701__   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, PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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