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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS087-722-76 Date: Nov. 1997
Geographic Region: MYANMAR (BURMA)
Feature: IRRAWADDY RIVER

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  STS087-722-076 Irrawaddy River Delta, Myanmar November 1997
Sediment plumes from the mouths of the Irrawaddy River can be seen in this west-looking view. The Irrawaddy is the principal river of Myanmar (Burma) and rises in the folded ranges of northern Myanmar and flows generally south for 1300 miles (2100 km). The river branches into several distributary channels that form an extensive delta as it empties into the Andaman Sea (left half of the image). The Irrawaddy River Delta is one of the major rice growing regions in the world. The delta’s fine alluvial soils also produce sugarcane, beans, and an assortment of vegetables. The darker areas seen in this view are the remains of mangrove swamps. Monsoon rains blanket the delta from mid-June through the end of September. Tropical cyclones are rare in the region.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 337k
Mission: STS087  
Roll - Frame: 722 - 76
Geographical Name: MYANMAR (BURMA)  
Features: IRRAWADDY RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 16.0N x 95.0E
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: 54   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 075921   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 16.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 91.5E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 223   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 151   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA, SEDIMENT, SWAMP  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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