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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS085-750-7 Date: Aug. 1997
Geographic Region: SPAIN
Feature: MADRID

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  STS085-750-007 Madrid Area, Spain August 1997
The location of Madrid, the capital of Spain, is barely discernible (slightly above and right of center) on this low resolution, southeast view of one of Spain's many interior alluvial basins. The city is located in the center of a highland plateau that is rimmed by mountains, known as the Meseta Central. The Jarana River and its cultivated floodplain (dark swath across top of the image) make an abrupt course change approximately 13 miles (22 km) southeast of Madrid. Runways (light-colored, linear features) of two of Madrid's airports, including the intersecting runways of Barajas Airport, are visible east, northeast of the city. Two paralleling, southeasterly draining stream channels (Manzanares River and Guadaliz River) can be traced across this semi-arid landscape (towards center of the image). These intermittently flowing streams have their origins in the Sistema Central Mountains (dark area along bottom of picture). Several reservoirs (irregular-shaped, dark features) are observed along the southeastern slopes of the Sistema Central Mountains. The whitish-looking border around two of the reservoirs depict an exposed shoreline caused by low water levels in the lakes. The subdued colors displayed in this image are indicative the arid conditions that exist in this elevated massif of central Spain. Most of the rural terrain is used for sheep grazing (pastoral economy) or the growing of wheat and barely.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 371k
Mission: STS085  
Roll - Frame: 750 - 7
Geographical Name: SPAIN  
Features: MADRID  
Center Lat x Lon: 40.5N x 3.5W
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: 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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 199708__   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
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT  
City Views:  
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