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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-209-24 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: FRANCE
Feature: LOIRE RIVER, AGRICULTURE

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  STS068-209-024 Loire River, France October, 1994
A section of the Loire River Valley (dark, linear feature that extends diagonally across the color infrared image) that flows generally northwest through the northern edge of the Central Plateau of France is visible. The Allier River, the only tributary in the Loire Basin that once afforded spawning grounds for Atlantic salmon but has been affected by two dams, is also visible (bottom center). The dams, located further upstream, have been recently removed in hopes that a thriving salmon population can be reestablished in this part of the Loire River Basin. The Allier and Loire Rivers are located in rift valleys. Nevers (light-colored area, slightly below center of the image), noted for its fine artistic earthenware (china) and the largest city in Burgundy, is located 4 miles (6 km) east of the confluence of the Loire and Allier Rivers. The uniform-looking, deep reddish terrain shows the distribution of the hilly, forested (green vegetation) in this region of central France; while the lighter-colored landscape is used for grazing (mainly sheep) and the production of hardy cereal grains.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 425k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 209 - 24
Geographical Name: FRANCE  
Features: LOIRE RIVER, AGRICULTURE  
Center Lat x Lon: 47.5N x 3.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 36   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 98  
 
Date: 19941006   YYYYMMDD
Time: 111700   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 46.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 3.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 174   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 115   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FOREST  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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