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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS078-758-46 Date: Jun. 1996
Geographic Region: USA-NORTH CAROLINA

STS078-758-046 Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, USA June 1996
The high quality of this color infrared image of the Pamlico River as it enters the western margin of the Pamlico Sound, graphically shows the usefulness of this type of film to record natural vegetation (green vegetation appears as reddish mauve). Even subtle changes in the reflective pattern within the cultivated fields (mostly angular shaped features) are discernible. The lighter colored areas (non-red colors) show fields that have recently been planted or represent fallowed fields. A series of puffy cumulus clouds, not to be confused with the lighter colored fields, dot the right side of the view. Compare this color infrared image with STS034-83-067, a picture taken with regular color film seven years earlier (1989). While the specific areal coverage for both images is almost identical, the color infrared film makes it easier to discriminate land-water interfaces; swampy, coastal areas; and the individual cultivated field patterns. The expansion of the phosphate mining operation along the south side of the Pamlico River (larger, angular-looking pattern slightly west of center with blue hues) shows significant changes, including features that appear to be spoil banks or mine tailings.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 404k
Mission: STS078  
Roll - Frame: 758 - 46
Geographical Name: USA-NORTH CAROLINA  
Center Lat x Lon: 35.5N x 76.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 14   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 114  
Date: 19960627   YYYYMMDD
Time: 161706   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 34.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 76.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 132   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 144   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 74   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, FOREST  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views:  

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