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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS039-94-9 Date: May 1991
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: SALTON SEA, IMPERIAL VAL.

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  STS039-094-009 Imperial Valley and Salton Sea, California, U.S.A. May 1991
The synoptic view of the southern Imperial Valley of southern California shows a desert landscape transformed by fresh water. The large, irrigated field patterns of the valley are clearly visible near the center of the photograph, with little vegetation discernible east or west. The east-west line of the U.S.-Mexico border is easily identifiable where the cultivated field patterns change dramatically. The highly reflective, elongated feature in Mexico is the Laguna Salada, a lakebed that receives water only intermittently. The darker area west of the Laguna Salada is the northern end of the Juarez Mountains of northern Baja California. The Salton Sea, a large, salty lake 230 feet (70 meters) below sea level, is visible to the north.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 332k
Mission: STS039  
Roll - Frame: 94 - 9
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: SALTON SEA, IMPERIAL VAL.  
Center Lat x Lon: 33.0N x 115.7W
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: S   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: 104  
 
Date: 19910504   YYYYMMDD
Time: 201837   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 116.4W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 170   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 145   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 59   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT  
Water Views: LAKE, PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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