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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-84-80 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: CAMBODIA
Feature: TONLE SAP

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  STS059-084-080 Tonle Sap, Cambodia April 1994
The Tonle Sap (also know as the Great Lake) occupies a depression in the Cambodian Plain and is a shallow silt-laden lake. It is the largest lake in Southeast Asia and is fed by many streams. The Tonle Sap is drained by the Tonle Sab River (upper center), which flows south-southeast to the Mekong River (not visible on the image). The river connecting the Tonle Sap with the Mekong creates a unique phenomenon not known in any other part of the world: reversing its direction of flow twice a year. For most of the time, the Tonle Sab River flows from the lake to the Mekong River near the capital city of Phnom Penh. However, during the Southeast Asian monsoon season from June to November, when the Mekong drains large areas of Southeast Asia, the Tonle Sab flows from the Mekong back into the Tonle Sap. During the monsoon season, the Tonle Sap increases from 1000 sq. miles (2600 sq. km) to near 4020 sq. miles (10400 sq. km) raising the lake level 30 feet (9 meters), causing enormous floods in the region surrounding the lake.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 330k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: 84 - 80
Geographical Name: CAMBODIA  
Features: TONLE SAP  
Center Lat x Lon: 13.0N x 104.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
 
Camera: HB
 
Camera Tilt: 23   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 31  
 
Date: 19940411   YYYYMMDD
Time: 080741   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 13.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 104.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 268   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 120   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 44   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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