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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS085-709-28 Date: Aug. 1997
Geographic Region: USA-ALASKA
Feature: CLARENCE STRAIT

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  STS085-709-028 Stikine River, Alexander Archipelago, Alaska August, 1997
Some of the islands of the Alexander Archipelago of southeastern Alaska can be seen in this southwest-looking low-oblique view. The islands of the Alexander Archipelago are the exposed tops of the submerged coastal mountains that rise steeply from the Pacific Ocean. Deep, fjord-like channels separate the islands and cut them off from the mainland. All of the islands are rugged, densely forested, and have an abundance of wildlife. Some of the islands seen in this view are Prince of Wales Island (near left center of the image), Kuiu Island (upper center), and Kupreanof Island (near the center of the image). The Stikine River enters the scene at the bottom right of the image. The river rises in the Stikine Mountains (not visible on the image) in northwest British Columbia, Canada, and flows in an arc west and southwest 335 miles (539 km), crosses southeast Alaska, and enters the Pacific Ocean (see sediment from river mouth just below the center of the image). The Stikine River was one of many routes used by prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1897 and 1898. The river is a noted salmon stream. The glaciers of Mount Ratz (10290 feetó3138 meters) in the Coast Mountains are visible in the lower right portion of the image.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 352k
Mission: STS085  
Roll - Frame: 709 - 28
Geographical Name: USA-ALASKA  
Features: CLARENCE STRAIT  
Center Lat x Lon: 56.5N x 132.5W
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: 23   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 53  
 
Date: 19970810   YYYYMMDD
Time: 211855   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 57.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 131.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 190   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 157   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 48   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, MOUNTAIN, GLACIER, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT, INLET, STRAIT  
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