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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS089-709-55 Date: Jan. 1998
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA

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  STS089-709-055 Parana River Delta, Argentina January 1997
The Parana River is considered to be one of South America's three great rivers. It has built a large delta complex at the northwest end of the Rio de la Plata estuary. Several sediment laden distributary channels are visible as they wind through the dense vegetation of the broad swath of dark-looking swampland that is the delta area. The linear features near the center of the image in the mouth of the delta are canals. The flat, intensely cultivated landscape that surrounds the large delta includes extensive grasslands. A variety of crops, such as, alfalfa, wheat, sorghum, corn (maize), and sunflowers are grown throughout this humid temperate climate. The bright area along the top of the picture is the sun's reflection off open water. It is called sunglint or sun glitter. The sunglint enables the viewer to see the complexity of the drainage pattern, the extent of wetlands, and the flood-plain boundaries for this part of the Parana River. The lighter colored area along the lower left margin of the picture is western Buenos Aires. The muddy-looking Uruguay River also flows into the northwest corner of the Rio de la Plata.

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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 346k
Mission: STS089  
Roll - Frame: 709 - 55
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Features: PARANA RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 34S x 58.5W
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: 8   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 120  
Date: 19980130   YYYYMMDD
Time: 183000   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.8S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 58.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 287   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 197   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 54   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
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