NASA Photo ID: SL3-84-202          File Name: 10076271.jpg
Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 08/15/73
Title: View of Montevideo, Uruguay area of South America
Description:
A vertical view of the Montevideo, Uruguay area of South America is seen in 
this Skylab 3 Earth Resources Package S190-B (five-inch earth terrain
camera)  photograph taken form the Skylab space station in Earth orbit. The
large body  of water is Rio de la Plata which flows into the South Atlantic
Ocean at the  bottom of the picture. The red plume in the Rio de la Plata
is probably  sediment moving seaward. The Santa Lucia River enters the Rio
de la Plata  west of Montevideo and is at the mouth of the Sant Lucia. The
white beach and  sand dune areas are plainly visible along the coast. A
major airport can be  seen immediately east of downtown Montevideo. Major
thoroughfares and  residential areas, such as the bright one in the
suburbs, are clearly  visible, also. Farm tracts in green and gray
rectangular patterns indicate  agricultural regions.          

Subject terms:
AGRICULTURE                             
CITIES                                  
EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
ONBOARD ACTIVITIES                      
PHOTOGRAPHY                             
RIVERS                                  
SKYLAB 3                                
SKYLAB PROGRAM                          
SOUTH AMERICA                           
SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS                  
TRANSPORTATION                          
URUGUAY                                 

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