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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS058-89-97 Date: Oct. 1993
Geographic Region: SPAIN
Feature: ALICANTE COASTAL AREA

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  STS058-089-097 Alicante Area, Spain October 1993
Rainfall amounts along this east central coast of Spain are low, ranging between 12 and 16 inches (30-40 cm) per year. In spite of the meager rainfall amounts, the coastal basin supports substantial fruit gardens or orchards (called huertas). The huertas in the lowland areas between Alicante (harbor facilities are visible, lower left quadrant) and Cartegena (just off upper right corner) are famous for their extensive vegetation and subtropical crops. Practically anything can be raised, including cotton, sugar cane, and dates but the main emphasis is on citrus fruits and grapes. The coastal region, especially in the center of the image, is low-lying marshlands. Two ochre-colored salt marshes (Salinas de la Mata and Salinas de Torrevieja) are visible near the coast (right center). The north edge of Mar Menor (dark feature) is also visible in the upper right corner of the image. Several of the low mountains that are scattered throughout the scene cast shadows on their north facing slopes.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 348k
Mission: STS058  
Roll - Frame: 89 - 97
Geographical Name: SPAIN  
Features: ALICANTE COASTAL AREA  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 0.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 25   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 62  
 
Date: 19931022   YYYYMMDD
Time: 104300   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 39.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: .0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 161   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 155   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 38   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: LAGOON  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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