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IdentificationMission: ISS007 Roll: E Frame: 7388 Mission ID on the Film or image: ISS007
Country or Geographic Name: PERU
Features: COLCA RIVER, OCONA RIVER, AGR.
Center Point: Latitude: -16.0 Longitude: -72.5 (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:
CameraCamera Tilt: 53
Camera Focal Length: 180mm
Camera: E4: Kodak DCS760C Electronic Still Camera
Film: 3060E : 3060 x 2036 pixel CCD, RGBG array.
Percentage of Cloud Cover: 10 (0-10)
GMT Date: 20030614 (YYYYMMDD) GMT Time: 123520 (HHMMSS)
Nadir Point Latitude: -13.5, Longitude: -68.5 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude)
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: Southwest
Sun Azimuth: 58 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point)
Spacecraft Altitude: 211 nautical miles (391 km)
Sun Elevation Angle: 21 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point)
Orbit Number: 2058
CaptionsSome of the deepest canyons in the world cut west to the Pacific from the high crest of the Andes Mountains in Peru. This dramatic image taken from the International Space Station provides a birds-eye view down the canyons of the Rio Camana and the Rio Ocona. The low early morning sun highlights the extreme topography created by rapidly uplifting mountains and powerful water erosion by water dropping nearly 10,000 feet (more than 3000 m) in this view. At the edge of the image is the snowy flanks of Nevado Coropuna, the highest mountain in the Cordillera Occidental (6613 meters)
The coastal plane provides a small area for cultivating crops. The coastal region near the city of Camana suffered extensive damage from a tsunami in 2001 (http://www.usc.edu/dept/tsunamis/peru01/web%20pages/peru01_camana.html).
Deepest Canyons of the Andes, Camaná, Peru and Tsunami Vulnerability, and Earthquake Epicenter, Peru show other views of this area from space.
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