Uele River, Cleared Pasture Lands, Zaire, Africa



Washington, DC, United States

STS049-91-079 (7 - 16 May 1992) --- This 70mm frame, photographed from the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Endeavour, features a dendritic drainage pattern in Zaire. Cleared pasture land shows light green in this color photograph, in contrast to the dark, closed-canopy forest of Zaire. Remnant woodland along minor streams indicates the intricate drainage network of this hilly region. Scattered vegetation-free spots show the deep red, tropical soil of the region. The sediment-laden stream is the Vele River just west of the village of Niangara. A crew member used a 70mm handheld Hasselblad camera with a 250mm lens to record the image.


  • Title: Uele River, Cleared Pasture Lands, Zaire, Africa
  • Date Created: 1992-05-16
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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