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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS091-707-17 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: USA-LOUISIANA
Feature: ATCHAFALAYA RIVER

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  STS091-707-017 Mississippi River and Floodplain, Louisiana, USA June 1998
The meander scars, including numerous oxbow lakes that have been created by the Mississippi River, are very evident on this easterly view of the broad floodplain of the Mississippi River. In the image the Mississippi River extends in a north-south direction from north of Natchez, MS to northeast of Baton Rouge, LA. Hydrologically the Mississippi floodplain is complicated by a canal that connects this river to the Atchafalaya River (near the southern edge of the picture), and also by the Red River (south of the crescent shaped oxbow lake near center) that merges with the Atchafalaya. The Black River parallels the Mississippi in this image. When the Black river from the north joins the Red River from the southwest it becomes the Atchafalaya River. Catahoyla Lake (elongated, dark feature) is connected to the Black River (narrow, meandering river with large loops at the center of the photograph) by a linear canal, northeast of a crescent shaped oxbow lake near the center of the image. Cultivated field patterns (multicolored, angular features) are visible on the fertile soils of the floodplain west of the main channel of the Mississippi River. Extensive wooded areas (darker landscapes) are observed immediately east of the Mississippi River and along the western edge of the picture.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 374k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 707 - 17
Geographical Name: USA-LOUISIANA  
Features: ATCHAFALAYA RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 31.5N x 92W
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: 35   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
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: 79  
 
Date: 19980607   YYYYMMDD
Time: 212717   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 32.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 94.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 270   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 197   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FLOOD PLAIN, FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER, SWAMP, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
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