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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS092-324-26 Date: Oct. 2000
Geographic Region: USA-NORTH CAROLINA
Feature: PAMLICO SOUND, SMOKE

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  This photograph taken from the Space Shuttle Discovery was taken at a slightly oblique look angle to better view air pollution and other atmospheric features. The photograph was taken with the Shuttle in a position over the Atlantic Ocean looking back toward the North Carolina and Virginia coast. The astronauts used a 35 mm camera and standard color film. The section of coast shown stretches from the Delmarva Peninsula on the right to beyond Charleston, South Carolina on the left.

On October 23, 2000, high pressure centered over the northeastern U.S. had created a capping inversion for aerosols. Forest fire smoke and industrial air pollution accumulated under the inversion. The inversion pattern is stronger inland, and the aerosols are being banked against the Piedmont. Relatively clearer air is flowing from the ocean over the Carolina coastal plain. Small smoke plumes from individual fires can also be seen on the ground stretching from central Virginia to Raleigh, NC.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 48k
Mission: STS092  
Roll - Frame: 324 - 26
Geographical Name: USA-NORTH CAROLINA  
Features: PAMLICO SOUND, SMOKE  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.5N x 76.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 25
 
Camera: NK
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length:  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 186  
 
Date: 20001023   YYYYMMDD
Time: 184241   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 71W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 220   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 202   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, FOREST, PENINSULA, PLAIN  
Water Views: OCEAN  
Atmosphere Views: SMOKE, PLUME  
Man Made Views: POLLUTION  
City Views: CHARLESTON, RALEIGH  
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