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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS091-707-27 Date: Jun. 1998
Geographic Region: USA-ARKANSAS

STS091-707-027 Mississippi River, Arkansas June 1998
The Mississippi River can be seen traversing the scene from the upper center (north) to the bottom center (south) in this north-looking view. With the state of Tennessee to the east (right) of the river and the state of Arkansas to the west (left) of the river, this portion of the Mississippi lies to the north of Memphis (not visible on the image). The dark forested area near the left center of the image is the Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge. The small city of Blytheville, Arkansas, barely discernible on the image, is located just to the east (right) of the refuge. The dark forested area on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the state of Tennessee near the center of the image is the Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge. Both of these refuges are used by migrating birds especially geese, during the spring and fall of the year. The Hatchie River (narrow forested floodplain) can be seen entering the Mississippi River near the bottom center of the image. The forested area just north of the Hatchie River and on the east bank of the Mississippi River is the Lower Natchie National Wildlife Refuge area.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 394k
Mission: STS091  
Roll - Frame: 707 - 27
Geographical Name: USA-ARKANSAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.0N x 91W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 79  
Date: 19980607   YYYYMMDD
Time: 212819   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 35.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 90.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 269   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 197   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FLOOD PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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