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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS51B-53-11 Date: na 1985
Geographic Region: USA-LOUISIANA

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  STS51B-053-0011 Atchafalaya River Delta, Louisiana, U.S.A. May 1985
The Atchafalaya River, showing an enormous sediment plume, is the main distributary of the Mississippi River and, as such, diverts large quantities of water from the Mississippi River to Atchafalaya Bay through the Atchafalaya drainage basin. The Atchafalaya's muddy delta at its mouth is the result of massive quantities of sediment being transported and deposited into the bay. Most of the Louisiana coastline is being diminished by the loss of wetlands; however, this part of the coastline is enlarging with wetlands encompassing cypress swamps, marshes, bayous, lakes, natural levees, and numerous distributaries of the Atchafalaya River. Visible is the thin Intracoastal Waterway that roughly parallels the coast.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 311k
Mission: STS51B  
Roll - Frame: 53 - 11
Geographical Name: USA-LOUISIANA  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.5N x 91.5W
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: NV   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?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 79  
Date: 1985____   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
Land Views: COAST, PLAIN  
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