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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS090-748-93 Date: May 1998
Geographic Region: PORTUGAL
Feature: LISBON, TAGUS RIVER

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  STS090-748-093 Lisbon, Portugal April 1998
Lisbon, the nationís capital and largest city (estimated population of 650000 people), is located along the west side and near the mouth of the Tagus River estuary (large, dark feature in center of image). The Tagus River estuary is one of the best natural ports on the European continent and can accommodate large ocean going ships. The estuary also has the largest dry dock in the world. The intersecting runways for one of Lisbonís several airports are visible on a peninsula that extends westerly into the south side of the Tagus River estuary. Two bridges can be seen connecting the eastern shore with the built-up area of Lisbon. With the exception of the alluvial soil deposited by the Tagus River and the irrigated acreage along the delta and floodplain of the river, Portugal is not a country that has an abundance of arable land. The angular-looking field patterns found on the Tagus River delta (near upper right corner) and the circular patterns (center pivot irrigation southeast of the river) show the location and distribution of some of the productive farmland. The greater Lisbon area, including both the city and its suburbs, accounts for most of Portugalís commerce and much of its industry.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 368k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 748 - 93
Geographical Name: PORTUGAL  
Features: LISBON, TAGUS RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.5N x 9W
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: 36   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 236  
 
Date: 19980502   YYYYMMDD
Time: 095850   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 7.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 115   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 132   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 50   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, ESTUARY, DELTA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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