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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-719-442 Date: Mar. 1997
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA

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  Rio Parana, Argentina Winter/Spring 1997
The Rio Parana is one of the three major rivers in South America (the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers are the other two). Through northeast Argentina the river has a broad floodplain that averages approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) in width and stretches from Corrientes northward to the large delta at the western end of the Rio de la Plata. As seen in this picture, the Rio Parana exhibits a winding and shifting course (highly reflective tan surface) that annually floods the extensive floodplain. The river's shallow channels frequently clog with sand bars, thereby rendering the river unreliable for transportation. Numerous tributary streams flow into the Rio Parana, mainly along the eastern side of the river. Angular patterns east and west of the floodplain indicate that some of the land along the river is used for agriculture. Darker areas (towards the center of the floodplain) on slightly higher terrain show where vegetation is growing. (Refer to NM23-719-444, NM23-719-446, and NM23-719-448 for other images of the Rio Parana in northeast Argentina.)
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 475k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 719 - 442
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 30S x 59.5W
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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:  
Date: 19970328   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FLOOD PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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