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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-200-106 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Feature: TOBOL RIVER VALLEY

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  STS068-200-106 Irtysh River, Russia October 1994
The Irtysh River and the Tobol River exhibit dramatic course changes and the rivers merge (slightly below and left of center) near the city of Tobolsk (less than 100000 people). The city is located on the high, eastern bank of the Irtysh River (near center of image). The Irtysh River drains westward (lower right) until it merges with the northerly flowing Tobol River (lower left). After the two rivers merge, the Irtysh River makes a ninety-degree turn to the north. Due to the very flat landscape that characterizes the vast West Siberian Plain, meander scars are pronounced and extensive. Several oxbow lakes (roughly shaped like horseshoes) show the location of former river channels. The dark, mainly oval-shaped features (upper left quadrant) are shallow lakes. The inherent infrared quality of the image (green vegetation is portrayed as shades of red) helps to identify pinkish-looking areas, mainly in the floodplains, where vegetative cover can be discriminated.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 387k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 200 - 106
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Features: TOBOL RIVER VALLEY  
Center Lat x Lon: 57.5N x 67.0E
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: 43   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 29  
 
Date: 19941002   YYYYMMDD
Time: 050203   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 57.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 68.8E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 143   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 117   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 24   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FLOOD PLAIN  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
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City Views:  
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