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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS045-79-N Date: na 1992

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  STS045-79-00N Oyashio Current Sea Ice, Bering Sea March, 1992
Sea Ice, just off the coast of the eastern Kamchatka Peninsula in the Bering Sea, can be seen in this north-northwest-looking low-oblique view. The Bering Sea is a northward extension of the Pacific Ocean between Siberia (including the Kamchatka Peninsula) and Alaska. It is screened from the Pacific Ocean proper by the Aleutian Islands. The Bering Sea is frozen over from mid to late October until late May. The south-southwest flowing Oyashio Current brings cold waters from the Artic Ocean through the shallow Bering Strait and the Bering Sea. This cold current meets with the warm northeast flowing Kuroshio Current off the coast of the northern Japanese Islands to form the east flowing Kuroshio extension. In this view, sea ice is visible flowing in the Oyashio Current. Gyresa or spiral eddies existing within the current near the sea surface move the sea ice into circular patterns. Snow cover (white) covers the thicker ice flows just to the right of the center of the image.

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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 164k
Mission: STS045  
Roll - Frame: 79 - N
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Center Lat x Lon: N x E
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:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 1992____   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: COAST  
Water Views: SEA ICE, EDDY  
Atmosphere Views:  
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City Views:  
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