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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS056-154-194 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: BRAZIL

STS056-154-194 Paraná River, Brazil April 1993
This low-oblique, south-looking photograph features a segment of the southwest-flowing Paraná River and its floodplain between Três Lagoas in the north to Foz do Iguacu in the south, a distance of approximately 230 miles (370 kilometers). This view shows the natural boundary the Paraná River forms between the states of Mato Grosso do Sul to the west and São Paulo and Paraná to the east in south-central Brazil. The darker, forested areas west of the Paraná River demonstrate that the lands east of the Paraná have been cleared of native forests for agricultural pursuits, including farming and ranching. The large dark area (center of the photograph) appears to be a Government forest preserve along the north bank of the Paranapanema River and west of the town of Teodoro Sampaio. The rolling hills, trellis drainage, rivers, dams, and reservoirs reflect the concerted effort to turn this region into the productive heartland of Brazil. Numerous dams constructed in south-central Brazil are used to provide flood control, water conservation, and hydroelectric power.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 100k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 154 - 194
Geographical Name: BRAZIL  
Features: PARANA RIVER  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.5S x 53.1W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: LH
Camera Tilt: 38   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 101  
Date: 19930414   YYYYMMDD
Time: 125526   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.4S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 52.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 56   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 160   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 41   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE, DAM  
City Views:  

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