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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-151-2 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: SAN JOAQUIN VLY, FRESNO

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  STS040-151-002 Central Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, U.S.A. June 1991
Although part of the photograph is obscured by the Shuttle window (blackness along upper left), the Sierra Nevadas are discernible. The green, irrigated San Joaquin Valley and its reservoirs contrast markedly with the arid conditions of the sparsely vegetated east side of the Sierra Nevada Range. The western slopes are more gradual than the precipitous eastern slopes and are characterized by a series of east-west trending, deeply eroded streams and canyons that transport large quantities of snowmelt. To the east, the Owens River Valley separates the Sierra Nevadas from the White Mountains, whose crest exceeds 14 000 feet (4265 meters). The White Mountains area is so cold, dry, and high that it qualifies as a cold desert. Apparent east of the Sierra Nevadas are Mono Lake and Walker Lake.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 272k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 151 - 2
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: SAN JOAQUIN VLY, FRESNO  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.0N x 119W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: 3   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 35  
 
Date: 19910607   YYYYMMDD
Time: 164025   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 36.9N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 119.1W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 94   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 153   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 45   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, FAULT, VALLEY  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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