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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS007-E-7388 Date: Jun. 2003
Geographic Region: PERU
Feature: COLCA RIVER, OCONA RIVER, AGR.

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  Some 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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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 59k
Mission: ISS007  
Roll - Frame: E - 7388
Geographical Name: PERU  
Features: COLCA RIVER, OCONA RIVER, AGR.  
Center Lat x Lon: 16S x 72.5W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: E4
 
Camera Tilt: 53   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 180  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 2058  
 
Date: 20030614   YYYYMMDD
Time: 123520   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 13.5S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 68.5W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 58   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 211   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 21   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: EROSION, MOUNTAIN  
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