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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS091-708-14 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: BRAZIL

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  STS091-708-014 Rio Paraguai, Mato Grosso State, Brazil June 1998
The Rio Paraguai (top of picture) is part of a very large wetland ecosystem that exhibits a remarkable biodiversity known as the Pantanal. The Pantanal is located in west central Brazil and eastern Bolivia. This vast expanse of poorly drained wetlands experiences annual inundation. The terrain west of the river is flat savanna and wetlands; while east of the river a series of low, parallel, folded ridgelines are visible. The lighter colored landscape with angular-looking field patterns appears to be used for a variety of agricultural purposes, including crop production and cattle ranching. Mining activities and timber operations also contribute to the economy in this region that is faced with serious environmental issues. The city of Caceres can be identified along the east bank of the Rio Paraguai near the upper right corner of the picture. An airport runway (short, light colored, straight line) is visible northeast of Caceres. The roughly oval-shaped feature (dark area) in the southeast quadrant appears to be a lake.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 303k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 708 - 14
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Center Lat x Lon: 16.5S x 57.5W
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: 14   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 44  
Date: 19980605   YYYYMMDD
Time: 170411   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 16S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 58.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 335   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 203   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 48   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, SWAMP  
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