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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS062-97-143 Date: Mar. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS
Feature: EDWARDS PLATEAU, G. COAST

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  STS062-097-143 South-Central Texas, U.S.A. March 1994
This photograph offers a great regional view covering 500 miles (800 kilometers) from just south of Interstate Highway 20 into northeastern Mexico. Two major landforms that stand out in this low-oblique photograph of south-central Texas are the coastal plains and the Edwards Plateau. The Balcones escarpment, the boundary between the coastal plains and the Edwards Plateau, can be recognized as a gradual arc beginning in the northeast and turning more westerly as it curves along the north side of San Antonio. Beginning with San Antonio and moving generally northward, the cities (lighter areas) of Austin, bisected by the highly reflective Colorado River; Temple and Killeen with nearby Belton Lake; and Waco with Lake Waco to the west and the muddy Brazos River flowing southeast, help to identify this physical transition zone known as the Balcones escarpment. A third river system, the Rio Grande (discernible at the southwest edge of the photograph), forms the border between Texas and Mexico. Three large reservoirs are easily identified by their contrasting dark blue colors--International Amistad Reservoir (the west side of the photograph) sitting on Texas-Mexico border; Buchanan Lake northwest of Austin on the Colorado River; and Twin Butte Reservoir northwest of Buchanan Lake. Many bays and estuaries can be seen along the south Texas coast, stretching from Matagorda Bay (at the mouth of the Colorado River) south beyond Laguna Madre (at the mouth of the Rio Grande). The darker area along the southwestern corner of the photograph is part of the Sierra Madre Oriental range in Mexico.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 130k
Mission: STS062  
Roll - Frame: 97 - 143
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Features: EDWARDS PLATEAU, G. COAST  
Center Lat x Lon: 31.0N x 98.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 40  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 99  
 
Date: 19940310   YYYYMMDD
Time: 175615   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 31.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 98.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 161   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 53   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ESCARPMENT, HILL, PLAIN  
Water Views: RESERVOIR, RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, URBAN AREA  
City Views: SAN ANTONIO  
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