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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-153-182 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: MOROCCO

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  STS056-153-182 Coastal Plains, Morocco April 1993
Although one-third of Morocco is mountainous, this photograph shows the country's west-central coastal plains. Casablanca, the largest city, chief port, and major manufacturing center of the country, is visible along the coast near the center of the photograph. The topography east of Casablanca is dissected plateau and hilly terrain. Annual rainfall seldom exceeds 12 inches (30 centimeters) for any part of this region, although rainfall amounts increase slightly from the west coast toward the Atlas Mountains. These mountains extend across the entire southeastern frontier of Morocco and form a major physical barrier for ground transportation. Several dark green areas show the larger concentrations of agricultural activities. A small section of the northeast-southwest trending Atlas Mountains can be seen as a well-defined line of snow-capped mountains (southeast quadrant of the photograph), with remaining snow found only in elevations exceeding 9000 feet (2700 meters). Several peaks within the Atlas range exceed 12 000 feet (3600 meters) above sea level.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 102k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 153 - 182
Geographical Name: MOROCCO  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.0N x 7W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 40
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 36   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: 66  
Date: 19930412   YYYYMMDD
Time: 075601   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 6.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 96   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 160   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 23   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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