[Skip to content]
STS088-706-46
Browse image
Resolutions offered for this image:
1028 x 1024 pixels 2050 x 2048 pixels 4102 x 4096 pixels 513 x 512 pixels

MAP LOCATION
latitude/longitude of image
Spacecraft nadir point: 45.1° N, 126.4° E

Photo center point: 46.0° N, 126.5° E

Nadir to Photo Center: North

Spacecraft Altitude: 144 nautical miles (267km)
Click for Google map
IMAGE DETAILS
features and other details
CAMERA INFORMATION
information about camera used
ALL DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
additional formats
Width Height Annotated Cropped Purpose Links
1028 pixels 1024 pixels No No Download Image
2050 pixels 2048 pixels No No Download Image
4102 pixels 4096 pixels No No Download Image
513 pixels 512 pixels No No Download Image
Other options available:
Download Packaged File
Download a Google Earth KML for this Image
View photo footprint information
Image Caption: This early December (1998) view of the Songhua River shows snow in the floodplain of
the river, with its numerous meandering scroll-bar features, and numerous, angular farms
on the flat country to the north of the river (top). The smaller Tongken River enters the
picture top right and joins the Songhua on the right margin (center). The major industrial
and coal mining city of Harbin lies just outside the view center right. It is not clear why
small rectangular communities in the farmland are consistently snow-free, although the
existence of trees in these small centers may explain why the snow is less apparent. It
appears that the snow-free lower part of the view lay immediately beyond the track of the
snow storm which affected the rest of the scene.