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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS067-703D-93 Date: Mar. 1995
Geographic Region: DEM. REP. OF CONGO

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  STS067-703D-093 Zaire (Congo) River, Zaire March 1995
The dense swamp at the confluence of the Zaire (Congo) and Ubangi (Oubangui) Rivers in northwestern Zaire is greatly enhanced by this color infrared photograph. The uniform, reddish color that dominates this scene shows a virtually unbroken tropical rain forest canopy. The pale pink areas, mostly along the shores of the rivers and Lake Tumba (large, dark feature south of the Zaire River), show locations of slash-and-burn agriculture. Much of the virgin floodplain forest in this region has been spared the fate of other equatorial rain forests because of its hostile terrain. The whitish, highly reflective areas in the south-flowing Ubangi River are large sand bars. Many southwest-flowing channels of the Zaire River form numerous islands and are easily discriminated from the surrounding jungle. Although the Zaire is a major river, its use as a major transportation artery has been hindered by impassable rapids at several locations.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 124k
Mission: STS067  
Roll - Frame: 703D - 93
Geographical Name: DEM. REP. OF CONGO  
Center Lat x Lon: 0.5S x 17.5E
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: NV   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: 199503__   YYYYMMDD
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: FOREST, PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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