NASA Photo ID: S73-35083           File Name: 10076284.jpg
Film Type: 70mm                    Date Taken: 08/15/73
Title: View of Mediterranean coast of France
Description:
A vertical view of the Mediterranean coast of France is seen in this Skylab
3  Earth Resources Experiments Package S190-B (five-inch earth terrain
camera)  photograph taken from the Skylab space station in Earth orbit.
This view  includes the port cities of Marseilles (near center) and Toulon
(far right).  The mouth of the Rhone River is on the left. The irregular
L-shaped inland  body of water is Etang de Berre and is connected to the
sea by a narrow  canal. The city of Martiques is on the inland side of the
canal. Cloud  formations form narrow bands or streets along the coast east
of Martiques and  over the water. Cultural features such as major highways
are indicated by  thin white lines. Harbor facilities (wharves) and inner
city patterns are  distinctive in Marseilles and Toulon. The light tan
areas in the regions  inland from the major cities represent farming
communities. The patterns are  well shown in the vicinity of the Rhone
River. The geology of the region is  complex as illustrated by several
circular features (left center) indicating  folding and faulting of the
rocks.        
Subject terms:
AGRICULTURE                             
CITIES                                  
COASTS                                  
EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
FRANCE                                  
INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY                    
MEDITERRANEAN SEA                       
ONBOARD ACTIVITIES                      
RIVERS                                  
SKYLAB 3                                
SKYLAB PROGRAM                          
SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS                  

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