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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS048-151-137 Date: Sep. 1991
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA

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  STS048-151-137 Smoke, South-Central Bolivia September 1991
The extensive smoke pall shown in this high-oblique, northeast-looking photograph of southern Bolivia is typical of palls that can extend for thousands of square miles (thousands of square kilometers) in Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia. The smoke palls are most widespread during the dry winter months when vegetated areas are cleared for slash-and-burn agriculture--crop cultivation in recently cut and burned tropical vegetation clearings that are soon abandoned in favor of newly burned land. The darker, vegetated parallel ridges (western edge of the photograph) are the foothills of the Andes Mountains that give way to the higher elevations (brown area) further west, which act as a barrier to the westward movement of smoke throughout South America. The Pilcomayo River is visible (center of photograph) as it emerges from the foothills of the Andes Mountains near the town of Villa Montes. Large cultivated field patterns appear in some of the valleys in the foothills and in the lowlands adjacent to the eastern flank of the foothills.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 80k
Mission: STS048  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 137
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 24S x 63W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 13  
Date: 19910913   YYYYMMDD
Time: 193654   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 70.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 299   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 294   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 37   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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Atmosphere Views: SMOKE  
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