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  • The original finding aid described this as: Description: This shot of the Space to Ground Antenna Dish (SGANT) on the International Space Station also shows the Straits of Gibraltar in the background. This narrow channel connects the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. It is 36 miles (58 kilometers) long and narrows to 8 miles (13 kilometers) in width between Point Marroqu&#237, Spain, and Point Cires, Morocco. Oceanographers are interested ... more
    The original finding aid described this as: Description: This shot of the Space to Ground Antenna Dish (SGANT) on the International Space Station also shows the Straits of Gibraltar in the background. This narrow channel connects the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. It is 36 miles (58 kilometers) long and narrows to 8 miles (13 kilometers) in width between Point Marroqu&#237, Spain, and Point Cires, Morocco. Oceanographers are interested in the flow through this strait because the Mediterranean outflow plays an important role in the circulation of the North Atlantic Ocean, and determine the mass, heat, and salt balances of the Mediterranean. The flow is complex because waters are confined in the strait and internal waves formed can have displacements of up to 50 miles. Subject Terms: STS-92, INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, ANTENNAS, FGB, SERVICE MODULE, Z1 TRUSS Date Taken: 10/17/2000 Categories: Station Configuration Interior_Exterior: Exterior Ground_Orbit: On-orbit Original: Film - 35MM CN Preservation File Format: TIFF geon: SPAIN feat: STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR lat: 36 lon: -5.5 tilt: 11 cldp: 10 nlat: 36.6 nlon: -5.8 dir: S azi: 250 alt: 203 elev: 11. less
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