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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS048-E-7144 Date: Jun. 2016
Geographic Region: POLAND
Feature: WARTA, LABEDZIE

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  Agriculture Fields in Central Poland

Farm fields of varying shapes and sizes cover many rural areas of Europe. The very narrow, rectangular plots in this photograph caught the eye of an astronaut as the International Space Station passed over west-central Poland. A tributary of the Oder River, the Warta River flows past the town of the same name. (Note that north is to the right in this photo.)

Damming of the Warta River in the 1980s created one of the largest reservoirs in the Lodz region of Poland. The dam was intended for agricultural irrigation, recreation, and for flood mitigation in the Warta River Valley. The upper end of the reservoir appears in the lower right of the image.

The rural town of Warta, an agricultural community established in the mid-1200s, is home to many small, privately owned farms that mostly produce grains. Research suggests that there are old historical roots for those long and thin agricultural sections.

During the spring and summer months, the southern part of the Jeziorsko Reservoir (//ptaki.info/index_obszary.php?dzial=2&kat=8&art=16) tapers off into a wet, marshy delta; it also serves as an ornithological refuge to protect species of wetland birds that live near or travel to the reservoir. The Jeziorsko Nature Reserve (//datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/jeziorsko-reservoir-iba-poland) is the largest reserve in the Lodz Province. It is one of the many protected areas in the Natura 2000 program, designed to protect endangered species and habitats throughout Europe. Natura 2000 refuges make up nearly 20 percent of Poland's area.

 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 476k
Mission: ISS048  
Roll - Frame: E - 7144
Geographical Name: POLAND  
Features: WARTA, LABEDZIE  
Center Lat x Lon: 51.7N x 18.6E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: N6
 
Camera Tilt: 8   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 800  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
 
Date: 20160624   YYYYMMDD
Time: 113614   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 51.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 18.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 202   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 214   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VALLEY  
Water Views: DELTA, RESERVOIR, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, DAM  
City Views: LODZ, PAGE  
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