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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS062-81-8 Date: Mar. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-KENTUCKY

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  STS062-081-008 Ohio River, Kentucky March 1994
This near-nadir view shows the Ohio River traversing the scene near Maysville, Kentucky. The Ohio River is 981 miles (1578 km) long. The river begins it flow generally westward at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers. The Ohio River joins the Mississippi River at Cario, Illinois. The river's course follows a portion of the southern edge of the region covered by continental ice during the last Ice Age approximately 12000 to 14000 years ago. Glacial melt-water most likely cut the river's original channel. In this view with the state of Ohio north (upper half of the image) and the state of Kentucky south (lower half of the image), the river leaves the Appalachian Plateau (left quarter of the image) and crosses a rich agricultural region on its way to join the Mississippi River. The Ohio River is prone to Spring flooding, and extensive flood control and protection devices have been constructed along the Ohio River and its many tributaries. These devices also improve the river's navigability; a 9-foot (almost 3 meters) channel is maintained along the Ohio River's entire length.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 399k
Mission: STS062  
Roll - Frame: 81 - 8
Geographical Name: USA-KENTUCKY  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.5N x 83.5W
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: 16   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 3  
Date: 19940304   YYYYMMDD
Time: 170809   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 84W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 166   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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