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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-776-820 Date: May 1997
Geographic Region: FRANCE
Feature: LAKE GENEVA

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  NM23-776-820 Lake Geneva Area, Switzerland Winter/Spring 1997
The western end of Switzerland, including all of Lake Geneva (crescent-shaped, dark feature) is visible in this color infrared image (green vegetation is presented in red colors) that looks south towards the Alps. A small part of the snow capped Swiss Alps (upper left) and the French Alps (upper middle) can be seen along the top margin of the picture. The Swiss city of Geneva is located at the southwest end (upper right) of Lake Geneva. The light-colored, linear feature north of the city is Geneva International Airport. The Jura Mountains, genetically part of the Alpine System, of northwest Switzerland (darker swaths of red) resemble the folded Appalachian System of mountains in the eastern United States. Synclinal valleys are separated by anticlinal ridges but are joined by narrow gorges. The deeper reds represent the green foliage of the forests in this color infrared image, accentuating the parallel, linear-looking ridgelines. The wide basins between some of the ridges are mainly grasslands. The eastern end (lower center) of the Jura Mountains offers a much easier ground route than the rest of the mountains which are a barrier to ground transportation. Tunnels have been cut through the Jura Mountains to permit surface connections between northwestern Europe and Italy.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 403k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 776 - 820
Geographical Name: FRANCE  
Features: LAKE GENEVA  
Center Lat x Lon: 47.0N x 6.0E
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: 33   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 999  
 
Date: 19970505   YYYYMMDD
Time: 090900   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 49.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 5.0E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 124   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 207   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 46   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN, VALLEY  
Water Views: LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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