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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS091-701-74 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: MEXICO
Feature: SMOKE, COAST, MUERTO SEA

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  STS091-701-074 Fires, Isthmus of Thuantepec, Mexico June 1998
Many of the extensive, land clearing fires and the resultant smoke on the forested slopes of the mountains in southern Mexico are seen in this southwest-looking view of the Isthumus of Tehuantepec. The two major features that help to identify the specific geographic area in this image are the dark, crescent-shaped feature with the irregular edges (Nezahualcayotl Reservoir—left center of image) and the dark Muerto Lagoon and the Gulf of Tehuantepec (upper right corner). The environmental impact of these fires at times reached as far north as the central plains of the United States. (Refer to STS91-713-024 for fires and smoke palls along the Bay of Campeche coast of Mexico).
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 313k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 701 - 74
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: SMOKE, COAST, MUERTO SEA  
Center Lat x Lon: 16.5N x 94.5W
Film Exposure: O   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 15
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 17  
 
Date: 19980603   YYYYMMDD
Time: 222409   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 21.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 96.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 283   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 197   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 35   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST  
Water Views: RESERVOIR, LAGOON  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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