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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-719-446 Date: Mar. 1997
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA

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  NM23-719-446 Rio Parana, Argentina Winter/Spring 1997
The floodplain of the Rio Parana in northeast Argentina narrows in this section of the river. The two cities of Parana (along the east bank of the river) and Santa Fe (along the west bank) are visible along the southern edge of the image. The main channel (highly reflective surface) of the Rio Parana hugs the eastern edge of the floodplain of the river. A wider swath of muddy water occupies the more westerly part of the Rio Parana floodplain. Notice that a ponding of water has formed north of Santa Fe and that a channel connects the Rio Parana with the standing water, thereby providing a source of muddy water. A section of highway (narrow, light colored line) is visible northeast of Parana. The landscape on both sides of the Rio Parana is used extensively for agriculture. This particular scene in northeast Argentina begins the northern extent of region known as the Pampa, an area of fertile soils and grasslands that is highly productive in terms of agricultural output. (Refer to NM23-719-442, NM23-719-444, and NM23-719-448 for other images and information about this section of the Rio Parana in northeast Argentina).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 462k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 719 - 446
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 31.5S x 60W
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  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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