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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS079-812-85 Date: Sep. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-MISSISSIPPI

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  STS079-812-085 Mississippi and White Rivers, Arkansas September 1996
The Mississippi River is the largest river system in the United States draining nearly one-third of the country. Only the Nile River of Africa and the Amazon River of South America drain larger areas. Rich agricultural lands, created by thousands of years of river flooding and meandering, are visible on both sides of the river. Midway between the center and right center of the image, the small city of Clarksdale, Mississippi is discernible. Clarksdale is a processing and distribution center in a rich cotton producing area. To the west (left) of the Mississippi River, the meandering White River in Arkansas is visible. The river is forested on both sides and these forested lands have been set-aside as a National Wildlife Refuge area. The area outside the refuge is agricultural and is easily distinguished from the refuge. The White River, 690 miles (1110 km) long, rises in the Boston Mountains of northwestern Arkansas, and is navigable for shallow-draft vessels 300 miles (480 km) upstream from where the river enters the Mississippi River.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 359k
Mission: STS079  
Roll - Frame: 812 - 85
Geographical Name: USA-MISSISSIPPI  
Center Lat x Lon: 34.0N x 91W
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: 8   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 115  
Date: 19960923   YYYYMMDD
Time: 145932   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 91.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 120   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 201   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 36   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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