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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS062-151-377 Date: Mar. 1994
Geographic Region: MEXICO

STS062-151-377 Monterrey, Mexico March 1994
Monterrey, capital of Nuevo Leon and Mexico's third largest city (with an estimated 1990 population of 2.5 million), has long been the country's leading industrial center and the principal railroad hub for northeast Mexico. Power line rights-of-way, railroads, and highways can be seen in this near-vertical photograph. Field patterns are visible in the broad valleys east of metropolitan Monterrey. The north-south-trending, folded Sierra Madre Oriental Mountain Range is a series of elongated limestone ranges forming the eastern rim of the elevated Mexican Plateau. The mountains play a key role in Monterrey's environment; for example, severe air pollution problems can develop when air stagnation occurs. Ridges in this mountain range vary from 7000 to 8000 feet (2000 to 2400 meters) in elevation, with some peaks reaching 13 000 feet (4000 meters). The ridges and valleys are the result of geologic folding of bedrock and are similar to the folded Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States. The Sierra Madre Oriental Range veers westward west of Monterrey, forming an anticlinorium, a spectacular series of folded ridges and valleys. The mountains become more fragmented and eroded north and east of the city.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 110k
Mission: STS062  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 377
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: MONTERREY  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.5N x 100W
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: 6   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 84  
Date: 19940309   YYYYMMDD
Time: 192328   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 99.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 196   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 162   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 59   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views:  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA  
City Views: MONTERREY  

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