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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NASA6-701-38 Date: Oct. 1997
Geographic Region: CHINA
Feature: KUNLUN MOUNTAINS

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  NASA6-701-038 Tien Shan (Mountains), China Fall/Winter 1997
The snow covered Tien Shan, that lie along a generally east/west axis in central Asia, separate the Dzungarian Basin (north) and the Tarim Basin of western China (south). The mountains are the result of geologic folding and uplift. The crystalline and sedimentary rocks in this mountainous region have been subjected to intensive erosion and faulting. Although the climate of the region is arid to semiarid (steppe), melting snow from the Tien Shan provides sufficient moisture to promote agriculture on the extensive alluvial fans (dark striated areas) that stretch along the southern margin of the mountains. Beyond (south) these alluvium oasis lays the Takla Makan Desert (lower left). The blue triangular-looking feature (upper center) is Lake Issyk-Kul, which is located entirely within the borders of Kyrgyzstan. The mountain range immediately north of the lake is the border between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Western China is south of the Tian Shan.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 375k
Mission: NASA6  
Roll - Frame: 701 - 38
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Features: KUNLUN MOUNTAINS  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 93.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
 
Date: 19971018   YYYYMMDD
Time:   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, BASIN, ALLUVIAL FAN, FAULT, DESERT  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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