NASA Photo ID: STS052-154-039      File Name: 10065363.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 11/01/92
  Title: Merida, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
  Description:
  This rare cloud free view of the city of Merida (21.0N, 90.0W) on the
  Yucatan  Peninsula of Mexico was taken as an experiment with color infrared
  film to  determine the best applications of this unique film.  Color film
  presents an  image as it appears to the eye but color infrared film
  eliminates haze and     better defines vegetation and its vitality by the
  shade of red or pink.    Note that much of the native forests have been cut
  down for farm lands.                
  Subject terms:
  CITIES                                  
  DEFORESTATION                           
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  FORESTS                                 
  INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY                    
  MEXICO                                  
  OCEANS                                  
  PENINSULAS                              
  STS-52                                  
  

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