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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS036-152-248 Date: Mar. 1990
Geographic Region: SPAIN

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  STS036-152-248 Cantabrian Mountains, Spain March 1990
The Cantabrian Mountains are a physical and climatic barrier to northern Spain. The east to west trending limestone mountains extend for 300 miles (483 km) along the northern coastline of Spain. The mountains' northern slopes drop steeply toward the Asturias Coast while the southern mountain slopes descend more gradually toward the arid interior. This late winter image accentuates the fact (through marked color differences) that the windward (north) side of the mountains receives substantially more precipitation than the drier leeward (south) slopes. This image also shows that an accumulation of snow is visible on the higher elevations, usually exceeding 7000 feet (2134 meters) above sea level. The Cantabrian Mountains have provided a constant source of iron and coal for Spain during the last few centuries.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 274k
Mission: STS036  
Roll - Frame: 152 - 248
Geographical Name: SPAIN  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.0N x 6.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 12   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 67  
Date: 19900304   YYYYMMDD
Time: 102857   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 43.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 6.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 141   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 115   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 32   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: BAY  
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