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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS066-158-97 Date: Nov. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-TENNESSEE
Feature: MEMPHIS AREA

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  STS066-158-097 Mississippi River Valley, Tennessee, U.S.A. November 1994
Visible in this northeast-looking photograph are Memphis, the largest city in southwest Tennessee (east of center); West Memphis on the west side of the Mississippi River in Arkansas; two major drainage features--dark, vegetated Wolf Creek and the Loosahatchie River Canal that pass through northern Memphis and drain into the Mississippi River north of the city; and in Mississippi the Arkabutla Reservoir south of Memphis and Sardis Lake (lower right corner). The runways of Memphis International Airport are barely visible south of the urban area. The darker, eastern half of the photograph depicts an elevated, rolling terrain separated from the flat, broad floodplain by a steep escarpment that results in the linear, east-west color change between the two landforms. Apparent are extensive agriculture patterns on the floodplain; meander scars; dark, wooded bottom land that follows entrenched streambeds; thin, dark levees that have been constructed to prevent flooding on some of the floodplain; and white sandbars within the main channel of the Mississippi River.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 137k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 158 - 97
Geographical Name: USA-TENNESSEE  
Features: MEMPHIS AREA  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.0N x 90W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 199411__   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FLOOD PLAIN, ESCARPMENT  
Water Views: RIVER, RESERVOIR  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT, URBAN AREA  
City Views:  
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