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STS005-39-1022

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Identification

Mission: STS005 Roll: 39 Frame: 1022 Mission ID on the Film or image: STS-5
Country or Geographic Name: CHAD
Features: LAKE CHAD
Center Point: Latitude: 13.7 Longitude: 13.8 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: No (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: KO3 JNC Map ID:

Camera

Camera Tilt: Low Oblique
Camera Focal Length: 100mm
Camera: HB: Hasselblad
Film: 5017 : Kodak, natural color positive, Ektachrome, X Professional, ASA 64, standard base.

Quality

Film Exposure: Normal
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 5 (0-10)

Nadir

GMT Date: 198211__ (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: , Longitude: (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:
Sun Azimuth: (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: nautical miles (0 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 30

Captions

Once a great inland lake, Lake Chad (13.0N, 14.0E) in the Sahara Desert at the intersection of the African nations of Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon, is now in decline. The larger northern lobe is almost totally dry and slowly filling in with encroaching sand dunes. The southern lobe, still retains some water in the lower center but the water surface area is less than 2000 square kilometers and sand dunes are filling in the north end.

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