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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS084-708-88 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: THAILAND
Feature: BANGKOK

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  STS084-708-088 Bangkok Area, Thailand May 1997
The Chao Phraya River (dark, thin line) meanders through the metropolitan area (slightly right of center) and empties into the Bight of Bangkok. The population of the metropolitan Bangkok (capital city) is estimated (1998) to be in excess of 10 million people, making it the largest city on mainland Southeast Asia and one of the largest city’s in the world. Sediment plumes (brownish-looking water) are visible along the shoreline in the Bay of Bangkok. The Chao Phraya River has created an extensive, flat delta that is used either for agriculture or urban development (lighter areas). The predominant crop is rice but fruits and vegetables are also grown on the vast delta. There is an elaborate system of irrigation ditches and canals that crisscross the rural landscape, furnishing an adequate water supply for Thailand’s successful agricultural economy. Thailand is the world’s largest producer of rice. Most of the elongated (white-looking), linear features are canals. Some of the less distinct linear features are either highway or railroad right of ways. The broad but short (highly reflective) parallel lines (bottom center) are runways at Don Muang Airport.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 372k
Mission: STS084  
Roll - Frame: 708 - 88
Geographical Name: THAILAND  
Features: BANGKOK  
Center Lat x Lon: 13.5N x 100.5E
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: 15   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 107  
 
Date: 19970522   YYYYMMDD
Time: 025753   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 13.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 101.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 74   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 208   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 58   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT, DELTA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT  
City Views: BANGKOK  
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