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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS078-732-88 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: IRAN

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  STS078-732-088 Karun River Delta, Iran June 1996
The Karun River, along with Tigris and Euphrates Rivers immediately west of this area, has formed a broad deltaic plain at the northern end of the Persian (Arabian) Gulf. This section of coastal plain is located in the southwest corner of Iran and includes sandy beaches, intertidal flats, and small estuaries. Large quantities of sand and silt are deposited at the mouths of the distributary channels (darker, meandering features upper half of the image) of the Karun River. Except for the deeper channels (darker blues), the coastal waters appear to be shallow with extensive sandbars (tannish-looking features) and a few islands. The darker water inlet (near bottom center) displays an intricate drainage pattern. The Iranian port city of Bandar-e Khomeyni is situated along the northern edge of this inland harbor. The straight, linear features (lower right corner) are highway and pipeline right of ways.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 340k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 732 - 88
Geographical Name: IRAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 30.5N x 49.0E
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: 18   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 62  
Date: 19960624   YYYYMMDD
Time: 103232   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 29.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 49.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 262   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 146   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 66   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA, GULF  
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