Return to Earth From Space Home
Earth from Space logo Image Information Earth from Space logo

Display a Screen Layout for Printing

IMAGE: gray corner       IMAGE: gray corner
  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS087-721-11 Date: Nov. 1997
Geographic Region: MALAYSIA
Feature: RAJANG RIVER, COAST

Ordering information for space photography
 
IMAGE: gray corner     IMAGE: gray corner

Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner
  View Low-Resolution Image  
  STS087-721-011 Rajang River Mouth, Malaysia November 1997
Large sediment plumes flowing into the South China Sea can be seen from the Rajang and Igan Rivers in this south-looking view. The Rajang River rises in the Hose Mountains of north-central Borneo and flows 350 miles (564 km) generally westward into the South China Sea. The river is navigable from its mouth inland for 80 miles (129 km) to east of Sibu, the chief city on the river. Some clearing and draining of the swamp for agriculture has begun in the delta region. Some evidence of this clearing is visible on the elongated island of Beruit, which is discernible just to the right of center on the image. The Igan River (left center of the image) is actually a branch of the Rajang River. The Igan River flows generally north-northwest from the city of Sibu (not discernible) across the broad swampy lowland. Clearing has begun along the Igan River as along the Rajang River, thus causing the silted appearance of the river and the rather large sediment plume.
 
Image: gray corner     Image: gray corner

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 328k
Mission: STS087  
Roll - Frame: 721 - 11
Geographical Name: MALAYSIA  
Features: RAJANG RIVER, COAST  
Center Lat x Lon: 3.0N x 112.0E
Film Exposure: U   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 40
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 121  
 
Date: 19971127   YYYYMMDD
Time: 080428   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 6.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 109.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 240   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 151   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 31   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN, HILL  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT, SEA, SWAMP  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
Photo is not associated with any sequences


NASA Human
Space Flight
NASA
Home Page
JSC
Home Page
NASA
Image eXchange
JSC Digital
Image Collection
Earth Sciences &
Image Analysis