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ISS007-E-13327

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View ISS007-E-13327.JPG 45437540405 Yes Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site
View ISS007-E-13327.JPG 45437540405 Yes NASA's Earth Observatory web site
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View ISS007-E-13327_2.JPG 372898461444068 No No PresentationEarth Sciences Results Briefing/Ed Lu

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Identification

Mission: ISS007 Roll: E Frame: 13327 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS007
Country or Geographic Name: INDONESIA-J
Features: MOUNT MERAPI, PLUME, AGRICULTURE
Center Point: Latitude: -7.5 Longitude: 110.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Stereo: (Yes indicates there is an adjacent picture of the same area)
ONC Map ID: JNC Map ID:

Camera

Camera Tilt: 8
Camera Focal Length: 400mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.

Quality

Film Exposure:
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 50 (26-50)

Nadir

GMT Date: 20030824 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 091807 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -7.2, Longitude: 110.9 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)

Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southwest
Sun Azimuth: 284 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 205 nautical miles (380 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 18 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 3165

Captions

Merapi Volcano, Java: At 2,911 meters, the summit of Merapi Volcano and its vigorous steam plume rises above a bank of stratus clouds on its southern flank on August 24, 2003. One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes, it has been almost continuously active for nearly ten years, including periodic pyroclastic flows (hot ash and rock debris) and avalanches. The volcano is located less than 25 miles north of the city of Yogykarta in central Java. More than 50,000 people live adjacent the treacherous southwestern slope, where volcanic material often sloughs from the unstable summit. Note the deep ravines on the eastern slopes providing rich soils and moisture to the agriculture below.

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