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Spacecraft nadir point: 42.2° N, 36.4° E

Photo center point: 41.5° N, 36.0° E

Nadir to Photo Center: Southwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 196 nautical miles (363km)
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Image Caption:
Eddy near Point Bafra, Turkey

Sediment plumes from the Kizil River delta along the north cen-
tral Turkish coast, form an eddy pattern as the plume drifts
eastward in this near-vertical view. Increased sediment flowing
into the Black Sea is of concern to scientists. Views of sedi-
ment plumes and eddies will allow scientists to better understand
the sea circulation dynamics of this region. (STS51B-55-015)