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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS091-729-43 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: BRAZIL
Feature: RIO GRANDE, L. DOS PATOS

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  STS091-729-043 Southern Dos Patos Lagoon, Brazil June 1998
The sediment-laden Rio Grande empties into the Dos Patos Lagoon and eventually into the Atlantic Ocean. The Dos Patos (center of image) is a shallow tidal lagoon separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a wide sandbar or sandy peninsula. The peninsula has an average width of 15 miles (24 km). Barely discernible and entering the scene from the bottom center (southwest) is a canal or river that flows generally northward from the Mirin Lagoon (not on image) to the city of Pelotas (midway between the left center and bottom left) and empties into the southern portion of the Dos Patos Lagoon. The Mirin Lagoon’s darker waters can be seen mixing with the muddy waters of the Dos Patos Lagoon as they both head in the direction of the Atlantic Ocean. The waters in these lagoons has been degraded by increased industrial and domestic effluents during last three decades. Efforts are underway by the government of Brazil to reduce these effluents.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 289k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 729 - 43
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Features: RIO GRANDE, L. DOS PATOS  
Center Lat x Lon: 32S x 52W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 28   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 74  
 
Date: 19980607   YYYYMMDD
Time: 145802   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.1S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 53.6W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 10   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 205   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, DUNE  
Water Views: LAGOON, RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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