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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61B-49-101 Date: Dec. 1985
Geographic Region: MYANMAR (BURMA)
Feature: MOUTHS OF THE IRRAWADDY

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  STS61B-49-0101 Mouths of the Irrawaddy River, Burma (Myanmar) November 1985
Infrared film helps accentuate plant growth and sediment accumulations in this near-vertical photograph of the numerous mouths of the Irrawaddy River in western Burma. The Irrawaddy Delta, one of the world’s great rice-producing regions, consists of fertile river mud and sand deposited during the last 2 million years. The southernmost extent of the low, forested Arakan Yoma Mountain Range can be seen along the western edge of the photograph. This north-south trending mountain range is usually well watered by the summer monsoons that severely impact the environments of Bangladesh and northeastern India. The deep reds indicate a healthy forest region that is wholly dependent on the summer monsoons for its major precipitation, to the extent that the area is classified as a monsoon rain forest. The deep reds at the southern end of the multichanneled delta reflect large mangrove forests. The light blues show the sediment plumes within the stream channels extending southward into the Andaman Sea.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 145k
Mission: STS61B  
Roll - Frame: 49 - 101
Geographical Name: MYANMAR (BURMA)  
Features: MOUTHS OF THE IRRAWADDY  
Center Lat x Lon: 16.5N x 95.0E
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: 15   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 68  
 
Date: 19851201   YYYYMMDD
Time: 064614   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 17.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 94.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 206   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 172   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, FOREST, MOUNTAIN, PLAIN, PENINSULA  
Water Views: RIVER, ESTUARY, DELTA, SEDIMENT, SWAMP, CHANNEL  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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