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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS066-118-23 Date: Nov. 1994
Geographic Region: CHINA
Feature: CH'ING-HAI L., MOUNTAINS

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  STS066-118-023 Qinghai Lake, Qinghai Province, China November 1994
Qinghai Lake, with an area of 1770 square miles (4580 square kilometers) and a maximum depth of 108 feet (33 meters), is the largest natural lake in China. Situated in the eastern end of the desert environment of the Qaidam Basin in Qinghai Province, the lake’s main source of recharge water is snowmelt from the encircling mountain ranges that rise in excess of 14 000 feet (4265 meters). Several small deltas with cultivated field patterns surround the lake. Qinghai Lake, one of many inland saline lakes in west-central and northwest China, exhibits sand deposits on its western shoreline as well as its eastern shoreline where the deposits extend into the lake.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 119k
Mission: STS066  
Roll - Frame: 118 - 23
Geographical Name: CHINA  
Features: CH'ING-HAI L., MOUNTAINS  
Center Lat x Lon: 37.0N x 100.0E
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: 51   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   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: 72  
 
Date: 19941108   YYYYMMDD
Time: 041336   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 96.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 162   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 34   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLATEAU, FAULT  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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