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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS081-728-88 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: ARGENTINA
Feature: RAMOS MEXIA RESERVOIR

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  STS081-728-088 Ezequil Ramos Mexia Reservoir, Argentina January 1997
There are two separate reservoirs along this section of the Rio Limay in northern Patagonia. Ezequiel Ramos Mexia (bluish feature) is the large reservoir in the center of the image; the smaller Arroyito Reservoir is farther downstream (northeast) on the Rio Limay. The "Ramos Mexia" Reservoir, also known as "El Chocón", was constructed to serve multiple purposes such as flood control, hydroelectric power, provide water for irrigation, and for sports fishing and recreation. The city of Neuquen, a regional center for petroleum exploration, is in the Limay valley at the right edge of the frame. Although the surrounding region is arid with xerophilic vegetation and shrubby bushes, floodplains of many rivers and streams support agriculture. Agricultural field patterns are visible in the valleys in this picture.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 316k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 728 - 88
Geographical Name: ARGENTINA  
Features: RAMOS MEXIA RESERVOIR  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.5S x 69.5W
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: 53   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: 132  
 
Date: 19970120   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181435   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 40.2S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 65W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 305   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 205   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 60   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FLOOD PLAIN, DESERT  
Water Views: RESERVOIR, RIVER  
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