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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS038-86-6 Date: Nov. 1990
Geographic Region: MEXICO
Feature: TORREON, GOMEZ PAL ACIO

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  STS038-086-006 Torreóón, Mexico November 1990
Torreóón, with an estimated population of 250 000, is located on the arid-to-semiarid plateau of north-central Mexico approximately 150 miles (240 kilometers) west of Monterrey. The Torreóón metropolitan area includes the smaller cities of Gómez Palacio and Lerdo, which cluster at the mouth of the Nazas River, parts of which are seen northeast and southwest of the urban area. Visible are several infrastructure features—the airport northeast of Torreóón; several roads and railroads; the more highly reflective commercial and industrial section of Torreóón; and a grid street pattern. Outside the urban area, cultivated agricultural fields abound; cotton and wheat are the two main crops grown in the region. During the mid-1900s, this basin was a major cotton-growing area of Mexico. Large mechanized, irrigated farms were developed by tapping into the once-abundant deep wells for ground water; however, in recent decades, farmers have depended on more meager supplies of surface water for irrigation. This region generally receives less than 20 inches (50 centimeters) of precipitation annually. Torreóón is a major railroad center, especially for north-south traffic through Mexico.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 203k
Mission: STS038  
Roll - Frame: 86 - 6
Geographical Name: MEXICO  
Features: TORREON, GOMEZ PAL ACIO  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.5N x 103.5W
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: 14   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 48  
 
Date: 19901118   YYYYMMDD
Time: 214943   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.2N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 103.9W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 230   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 26   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, VALLEY, PLATEAU  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT, AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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