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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-214-67 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: JAPAN

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  STS068-214-067 Coastal Plains, Hokkaido Island, Japan October 1994
The coastal plains of east, southeast Hokkaido are visible in this generally west-looking view. The lighter colored, gridded (dark, intersecting lines) landscape, has been produced by a methodical land clearing operation, where terrain was once forested, now the land is being used for agricultural purposes. Notice that several drainage patterns can be traced across the light-colored fields. The drainage pattern shows up as dark meandering features because trees (vegetation) still outline the stream channels. A series of coastal wetlands including several estuaries and bordering swamplands (darker coastal regions) are visible. There is a large sand spit that extends eastward into the Nemuro Strait (bottom center). The darker landscapes inland are forested low-lying drainage basins or forested mountain slopes that are partially obscured by clouds (along the right edge).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 341k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 214 - 67
Geographical Name: JAPAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 43.5N x 145.0E
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: 51   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 12  
Date: 19941001   YYYYMMDD
Time: 040101   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 43.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 147.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 219   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 118   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER  
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