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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS044-75-27 Date: Dec. 1991
Geographic Region: KUWAIT
Feature: OIL FIELDS/PERSIAN GULF

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  STS044-75-27 Oil Well Fire Residue, Kuwait November 1991
This near-vertical photograph of southern Kuwait, taken nine months after the oil well fires of Desert Storm were ignited, shows the environmental devastation in the area immediately south of Kuwait City. The black and dark gray areas of the Alburoan Oil Field (large oil field in the center of the photograph) and the smaller Umm Gudair Oil Field to the west show the extent and pattern of environmental degradation caused by the smoke residue from the oil well fires. The interconnected roads and tiny, highly reflective, circular well heads within the Alburoan Field are easily discernible. The prevailing northwest wind direction is easily determined by the orientation of the oil residue stain on the desert and the alignment of the dual airport runways of Kuwait International Airport north of Alburoan and south of Kuwait City. Ground transportation features, such as roads, highways, and grid street patterns, are visible in Kuwait City along the northern edge of the photograph.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 116k
Mission: STS044  
Roll - Frame: 75 - 27
Geographical Name: KUWAIT  
Features: OIL FIELDS/PERSIAN GULF  
Center Lat x Lon: 29.0N x 48.0E
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: 9   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: N   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: 103  
 
Date: 19911201   YYYYMMDD
Time: 114115   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 28.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 48.1E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 246   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 198   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: -1   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: DESERT, COAST, PLAIN  
Water Views: GULF  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, DRILLING, AIRPORT  
City Views: KUWAIT CITY  
Associated Photos in Sequence:

IMAGEPhoto #: STS037-152-91
Description: KUWAIT OIL FIRES-APRIL, 1991
Sequence ID: 2A

NO IMAGES - JUST INFORMATION
Photo #: STS040-74-D
Description: KUWAIT OIL FIRES-JUNE, 1991
Sequence ID: 2B

IMAGEPhoto #: STS044-75-27 ** Currently displayed photo **
Description: KUWAIT, POST-FIRES--NOVEMBER, 1991
Sequence ID: 2C

IMAGEPhoto #: STS046-74-94
Description: KUWAIT, POST-FIRES--AUGUST, 1992
Sequence ID: 2D



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