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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS008-48-2514 Date: na 1983
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA
Feature: LAKE BLANCHE, LAKE AULD

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  STS008-48-2514 Lake Auld Area, Western Australia, Australia September 1993
Percival Lakes, the U-shaped series of dry lakes (white reflective surfaces), captured in this image of the Great Sandy Desert is located in north-central West Australia. Several of the larger dry lakes have names such as Lake Blanche (elongated most westerly lake; Lake Winifred; Lake George; and Lake Auld (larger most easterly lake). These lakes are intermittent and contain standing water on rare occasions. The surrounding landscape consists of sandy ridges and sand dunes that support a shrubland/grassland environment. The blotchy pattern results from fire scars of different ages. The climate is classified as arid tropical and when rainfall does occur it comes primarily during the summer months.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 265k
Mission: STS008  
Roll - Frame: 48 - 2514
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Features: LAKE BLANCHE, LAKE AULD  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.5S x 123.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 95  
 
Date: 1983____   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: DESERT  
Water Views: PLAYA  
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