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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-98-8 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: BRAZIL

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  STS056-098-008 Rio Paraná and Rio Tietê, Brazil April 1993
The southwestward-flowing Paraná River forms the border between the Brazilian states of São Paulo (east) and Mato Grosso (west). The photograph shows three major dams (two on the Paraná and one on the Tietê), the resultant reservoirs, a well-defined trellis drainage pattern, and a marked difference in intensity of agriculture between the two states. The trellis drainage pattern shows the Paraná River (the consequent stream) and numerous subsequent streams, including the Tietê River, entering the Paraná from east and west. The dark water of the Tietê River results from vegetal debris and not sediment; in comparison, parts of the Paraná River and several of its tributaries have brownish-tan sediment suspended in their water. The state of São Paulo shows fewer stands of forest (darker areas) than neighboring Mato Grosso, thereby indicating a more mature and widespread use of the land for the production of crops or livestock. The city of Três Lagoas lies west of the Paraná River near the center of the photograph.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 137k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 98 - 8
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Center Lat x Lon: 20.5S x 51W
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: 42   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
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: 101  
Date: 19930414   YYYYMMDD
Time: 125508   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 19.7S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 53.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 57   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 41   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, DAM  
City Views:  
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