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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS014-E-7084 Date: Nov. 2006
Geographic Region: SWITZERLAND
Feature: GENEVA, AIRPORT, RHONE R., L.

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  Geneva, Switzerland:
The city of Geneva embraces the southern end of Lake Geneva (also known as Lac Léman). Geneva is tucked between two major mountain ranges, the Jura to the northwest (not shown) and the Alps to the southeast. Mount Saleve, near the bottom of the image, represents the northern foothills of the range.

The city’s built-up area, roadways, and airport appear as white to gray surfaces in this astronaut photograph. Urbanized regions are interspersed with agricultural fields (bright green to light brown rectangular regions) and preserved forest stands (dark green) around the lake. In places, the forest stands cast shadows, giving the scene a three-dimensional feel.

The near-shore waters of Lake Geneva are brown with sediment in this scene. The main contributor to Lake Geneva is the Rhone River, which flows in at the northern end and exits in the south. Near the southwestern outskirts of the city, the Rhone is joined by the Arve River, which runs into the city from the southeast. Both rivers have their sources in alpine glaciers.

Geneva is primarily known for being a “world city” of cultural, economic, and political significance because it hosts numerous international organizations and corporations, including the European headquarters of the United Nations.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 374k
Mission: ISS014  
Roll - Frame: E - 7084
Geographical Name: SWITZERLAND  
Features: GENEVA, AIRPORT, RHONE R., L.  
Center Lat x Lon: 46.3N x 6.2E
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: 30   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 400  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 1499  
 
Date: 20061102   YYYYMMDD
Time: 134748   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 48.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 6.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 219   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 179   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 19   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FOREST, MOUNTAIN, RANGE  
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AIRPORT  
City Views: GENEVA  
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