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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS075-723-15 Date: na 1996
Geographic Region: USA-TEXAS

STS075-723-015 Corpus Christi, Aransas Pass, Aransas Bay, and Copano Bay, Texas, U.S.A. March 1996
The coastal area northeast of Corpus Christi is featured in this north-northwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Apparent are many shallow, sediment-laden bays, some only 3 to 4 feet (1 meter) deep, that are former river mouths inundated by rising sea levels since the last ice age. The bays are rich in marine life and host large populations of winter birds that descend yearly on Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (upper right). The exquisite whopping cranes, which are gradually fighting their way back from extinction, winter at the refuge. Viewing in a northeast arc from Corpus Christi Bay (bottom left) are Copano Bay, Aransas Bay, and Saint Charles Bay. Discernible south to north are the barrier islands of Mustang, east of Corpus Christi; Saint Joseph; and extreme western Matagorda. The Gulf of Mexico is apparent.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 264k
Mission: STS075  
Roll - Frame: 723 - 15
Geographical Name: USA-TEXAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 28.0N x 97W
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: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 1996____   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  
Water Views: SEDIMENT, BAY  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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