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LOCATION Direction Photo #: NM23-719-448 Date: Mar. 1997
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA

NM23-719-448 Rio Parana, Argentina Winter/Spring 1997
The Rio Parana forms a broad, swampy floodplain (dark swath) in northeastern Argentina, which extends from Corrientes (north, near the Paraguayan border) to the western end of the Rio de la Plata estuary. This section of the floodplain is midway between Rosario and Buenos Aires. The main channel of the river (winding, light-colored band at center of image) flows southeastward along a bluff or escarpment, known as the Barranca (100 to 150 feet/ 30 to 45 meters high). Within the floodplain is a secondary channel, as well as old meander scars and shifting sandbars that are typical of a braided river. Extensive agricultural fields (rectilinear pattern) are observed southwest of the Rio Parana. This is part of the Pampas region of Argentina, noted for sheep and cattle ranching, as well as for cultivation of corn (maize), wheat, and alfalfa. (Refer to NM23-719-442, NM23-719-444, and NM23-719-446 for other images of the Rio Parana in northeast Argentina).

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 428k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 719 - 448
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.5S x 59.5W
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: 100  
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:  
Date: 19970328   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: FLOOD PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER, SWAMP  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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