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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61A-37-76 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: MALAYSIA
Feature: TELOK BRUNEI

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  STS61A-37-0076 Brunei Bay, Malaysia November 1985
This near-vertical photograph of the southwest coast of Sabah Province on the island of Borneo within the country of Malaysia vividly shows a huge sediment plume in the northeast corner of Brunei Bay, with smaller plumes entering from the south. The plume results from cutting rain forests and losing top soil with subsequent rains, a cycle that creates massive environmental damage in the former rain forest area. The course of the meandering, silt-laden Padas River can be traced into the interior as it passes through the remaining rain forest and the Crocker Mountain Range. The town of Beaufort is situated along the Padas River at the intersection of three highways. Numerous trails and roads (probably logging roads) are scattered throughout the eastern half of the photograph. Most of the land north of the large sediment plume is marsh and swampland; very little development appears in progress. Major highways help identify higher ground, especially along the coastal area. Inland from the smaller plumes, light green landscapes show no vegetation; perhaps plantations are being established.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 145k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 37 - 76
Geographical Name: MALAYSIA  
Features: TELOK BRUNEI  
Center Lat x Lon: 5.0N x 115.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 20   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 23  
 
Date: 19851101   YYYYMMDD
Time: 022030   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 5.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 116.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 130   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 176   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 58   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, FOREST, PLAIN, PENINSULA, HILL  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA, BAY, SWAMP, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, DEFORESTATION  
City Views:  
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