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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS61A-35-80 Date: Nov. 1985
Geographic Region: USA-NORTH DAKOTA

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  STS61A-035-0080 Devils Lake, North Dakota, U.S.A. October 1985
This east-southeast-looking, low-oblique photograph shows the agricultural lands surrounding totally enclosed, saline Devils Lake. Because of no outlet, the lake’s water levels, measured in terms of surface elevation, respond to changes in the climate—in cooler, wetter climates, lake levels rise; during warm, drier periods, levels decline. The surface elevation in 1880 was 1430 feet (436 meters); by 1940 it had dropped to 1401 feet (427 meters). With the decreased lake level, permanent settlement encroached further upon areas formerly occupied by water. Since 1940 water levels have gradually risen to present levels of near 1443 feet (440 meters), which have resulted in flooding of homes, highways, and municipal structures. Water surface elevation levels were near 1426 feet (435 meters) when this photograph was taken in 1985. Discernible north of the lake is U.S. Highway 2. The small city of Devils Lake on U.S. Highway 2 just north of the lake is barely perceptible.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 411k
Mission: STS61A  
Roll - Frame: 35 - 80
Geographical Name: USA-NORTH DAKOTA  
Features: DEVILS LAKE  
Center Lat x Lon: 48.0N x 99W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 7   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
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: 34  
Date: 19851101   YYYYMMDD
Time: 191603   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 48.3N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 98.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 195   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 181   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 25   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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