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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NASA7-720-23 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Feature: VOLGA R., SARATOV, ICE

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  NASA7-720-023 Volga River, Saratov/Engels, Russia Winter/Spring, 1998
The Volga River, winding its way through the Great Central Plateau of western Russia, can be seen in this northwest-looking view. Slightly above the center of the image, the cities of Engels (east bank) and Saratov (west bank) are discernible. The Volga River is the 18th longest river in the world and the longest river in Europe The river is the principal waterway of western Russia, being navigable from mid-April to late November (with locks by-passing numerous dams) almost throughout its entire course. This particular region of the Volga is located in the Great Central Plateau and encompasses fertile soils and numerous agricultural fields growing mostly grains. The region is subject to severe droughts. Both Saratov and Engels are river ports and industrial centers producing agricultural machinery, precision instruments, and machine tools. Oil refineries and chemical plants also make up the industrial base of both cities. This image was taken during the early Spring as ice flows (white features) are visible in the river.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 390k
Mission: NASA7  
Roll - Frame: 720 - 23
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Features: VOLGA R., SARATOV, ICE  
Center Lat x Lon: 51.5N x 46.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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:  
 
Date: 19980417   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLATEAU  
Water Views: RIVER, RESERVOIR  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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