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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61B-50-7 Date: Dec. 1985
Geographic Region: INDIA
Feature: MOUTHS OF THE GANGES

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  STS61B-50-0007 Mouths of the Ganges River, India and Bangladesh November 1985
South of the confluence of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers (not shown in this photograph) and north of the Bay of Bengal lies the vast Ganges Delta plain, approximately 220 miles (350 kilometers) wide. Parts of the delta, the world’s largest, lie in both Bangladesh and the State of West Bengal, India. In this low-oblique, infrared photograph, the deep reds of healthy vegetation register the Sundarbans, an abundant mangrove swamp that is the largest remaining habitat of the Bengal tiger. The entire region is plagued almost yearly by severe storm surges and powerful low-pressure cyclones that arrive from the Bay of Bengal. Although death and destruction follow in the wake of these storms, the resilient survivors continue to cultivate crops of rice, sugar cane, and jute.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 109k
Mission: STS61B  
Roll - Frame: 50 - 7
Geographical Name: INDIA  
Features: MOUTHS OF THE GANGES  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.0N x 89.0E
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: 38   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 84  
 
Date: 19851202   YYYYMMDD
Time: 071043   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 87.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 203   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 173   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, FOREST, PLAIN  
Water Views: ESTUARY, RIVER, DELTA, SWAMP, SEDIMENT, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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