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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS017-E-9598 Date: Jun. 2008
Geographic Region: USA-ARIZONA
Feature: SENTINEL PLAIN, OATMAN MTN.

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  Sentinel Volcanic Field, Arizona

This detailed astronaut photograph depicts a portion of the Gila River channel (image center) between the Sentinel Volcanic Field and Oatman Mountain in south-central Arizona. The northernmost boundary of the Sentinel field is visible in the image, recognizable by the irregular flow fronts, or leading edge, of thin basalt lava flows erupted from low volcanic cones approximately 3.31.3 million years ago. The lava flow tops range in color from dark brown exposed rock to a tan, carbonate-rich soil cover. Active agricultural fields along the Gila River are a rich green set against the surrounding desert.

In contrast to the gentle topography of the Sentinel Volcanic Field, Oatman Mountain (upper left) rises from the Gila River channel to an elevation of approximately 560 meters (1,837 feet). While Oatman Mountain is located close to the Sentinel field, it represents an earlier phase of volcanic activity in the area. Volcanic rocks comprising Oatman Mountain were more viscous, leading to shorter, stronger flows that are weathered into stream channels and scarps on the mountain slopes. The mountain is a popular hang gliding destination due to abundant thermal currents rising from the surrounding desert floor and lava surfaces.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 312k
Mission: ISS017  
Roll - Frame: E - 9598
Geographical Name: USA-ARIZONA  
Features: SENTINEL PLAIN, OATMAN MTN.  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.0N x 113.1W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: N2
 
Camera Tilt: 8   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: 2876  
 
Date: 20080618   YYYYMMDD
Time: 162259   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 33.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 113.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 91   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 180   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 47   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, MOUNTAIN  
Water Views: CHANNEL, RIVER  
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