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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-609-39 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY

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  STS040-609-039 San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, U.S.A. June 1991
Parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the San Joaquin Valley are featured in this synoptic, southeast-looking, oblique photograph of central California. Discernible are the basin range east of the snowcapped Sierra Nevada Mountains; the steep east slopes and the more gradual but deeply dissected west slopes; and the broad, fertile, irrigated San Joaquin Valley with its diversity of crops. Paralleling the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the western side of the San Joaquin Valley is the much lower Coast Range with crests averaging between 2000 and 4000 feet (600 and 800 meters). Low stratus clouds overhang the lower valleys along the coastline.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 361k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 609 - 39
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.0N x 120W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 15
 
Camera: RX
 
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: 199106__   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, FAULT, BASIN, VALLEY  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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