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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-154-74 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: OMAN
Feature: OMAN MTS., WAHIBA SANDS

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  STS056-154-074 Wahibah Sands, Oman April 1993
Wahibah Sands in eastern Oman is a small coastal sand desert that borders the Arabian Sea. The desert demonstrates the results of erosion and deposits caused by running water and wind in this region where the climate has undergone considerable changes. Most sand dunes in Wahibah Sands are north-south oriented, longitudinal dunes. Meandering streams form an extensive pattern as they spread south from the rugged Eastern Hajar Mountains in the north. The Hajars, with major peaks exceeding 7000 feet (2100 meters) above sea level, were formed by the collision of the Arabian and Eurasian plates. Masirah Island is visible off the southeast coast of Oman.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 79k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 154 - 74
Geographical Name: OMAN  
Features: OMAN MTS., WAHIBA SANDS  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.5N x 58.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
 
Camera: LH
 
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
 
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
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Date: 199304__   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, DUNE, MOUNTAIN  
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