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Spacecraft nadir point: 2.9° S, 42.2° W

Photo center point: 3.0° S, 42.0° W

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Nadir to Photo Center: Southeast

Spacecraft Altitude: 161 nautical miles (298km)
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Image Caption:
Northeastern Coastal Brazil

These two near-vertical CIR photos are representative of high
quality, cloud-free pictures (sixteen frames) of a region that
extends approximately 400 kilometers along the northeast coast of
Brazil--from Primeira Cruz to Acarau. Toward the extreme right
side of the photograph part of the Rio Parnaiba Basin can be ob-
served. High color contrasts mark different vegetation zones,
including the encroaching sand dunes and the clearly delimited
mangrove swamp area (appearing as dark crimson on the CIR film,
but in reality green vegetation). The prevailing wind direction
is evident as are the agriculture field patterns; the large in-
land areas where very little vegetation is growing, and the
development of coastal island/sand bars. (S41-89-102, 104)