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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS028-71-89 Date: Aug. 1989
Geographic Region: USA-NEBRASKA
Feature: PLATTE RIVER


IMAGE
 
STS028-071-089 North and South Platte Rivers, Nebraska, U.S.A. August 1989
The confluence of two rivers in west-central Nebraska, the North Platte and the South Platte, is revealed near the center of this west-looking, low-oblique photograph. Lake McConaughy on the North Platte River is seen near the northwest corner of the photograph. The river is 680 miles (1095 kilometers) long and originates in the Park Range of northern Colorado. Its waters are used for crop irrigation and grazing livestock in the area from near Guernsey, Wyoming, to below Bridgeport, Nebraska. North of Lake McConaughy and the North Platte River are the Nebraska Sand Hills (visible in the photograph), a maze of grass-covered dunes formed during the last glacial epoch. The South Platte River originates in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado northwest of Denver. After leaving the mountains and reaching the Great Plains, the river becomes a broad, shallow stream. It supplies water for cattle grazing and irrigation of agricultural crops (irrigated field patterns lie south of the river in the photograph). At the confluence of the two rivers near the city of North Platte, the river becomes the Platte and flows eastward 310 miles (500 kilometers) before joining the Missouri River south of Omaha. Much of the Platte River is used for irrigation and the production of hydroelectric power.


Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 444k
Mission: STS028  
Roll - Frame: 71 - 89
Geographical Name: USA-NEBRASKA  
Features: PLATTE RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 41.0N x 101W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera:: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 23   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
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: 7  
 
Date: 19890808   YYYYMMDD
Time: 220820   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 42.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 100.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 255   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 163   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 40   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, HILL, VALLEY  
Water Views: RIVER, RESERVOIR  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, PIVOT IRRIGATION, DAM  
City Views:  

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