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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS028-89-83 Date: Aug. 1989
Geographic Region: USA-ALASKA

STS028-089-083 Saint Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada August 1989
The extensive white area in the center of this high-oblique, northeast-looking photograph is the snow- and ice-covered Saint Elias Mountains in the southwest Yukon Territory of Canada. Mt. Logan at 19 550 feet (5959 meters) is the highest peak in a range where most of the peaks exceed 12 000 feet (3655 meters) above sea level. Numerous glaciers radiating outward from the central section of each mountain are found in the valleys. Probably the most notable glaciers in the range are Seward Glacier and Malaspina Glacier, which is actually located in the Alaskan panhandle along the north side of Yakutat Bay. From space Malaspina is the most recognizable glacier because of its location along the Gulf of Alaska coast and its unique lobe-like shape. A classic example of a piedmont glacier, Malaspina is fed by the Seward Glacier and by many other tributary glaciers. While numerous fjords (sunken valleys) and some outwash debris (a form of sediment plume) are visible in the coastal waters, many broad U-shaped valleys appear in the northeastern mountains as the drainage flows toward the interior. Two rivers can be seen--a segment of the White River, a tributary of the Yukon River, with its multibraided channels flowing generally toward the north, and the headwaters and multibraided channels of the Chitina River flowing northwest and emptying eventually into the Copper River in Alaska. An extensive area of cloudiness off the Alaskan coast obscures the coastal waters of the Gulf of Alaska.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 337k
Mission: STS028  
Roll - Frame: 89 - 83
Geographical Name: USA-ALASKA  
Center Lat x Lon: 61.0N x 141W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 30
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 37  
Date: 19890810   YYYYMMDD
Time: 191249   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 56.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 136W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 140   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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