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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS012-E-15598 Date: Jan. 2006
Geographic Region: ITALY

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  Turin, Italy

Located in the Piedmont (Piemonte in Italian) region of northwestern Italy, the city of Turin (Torino) is an important industrial and cultural center hosting the Twentieth Olympic Winter Games. The Games will draw 2,600 athletes from 82 nations to compete in such traditional winter sports as skating, skiing, biathlon, bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, and luge. Venues for the Games include several locations within downtown Turin and the nearby Alps to the west. The first Olympic Winter Games competition was held in Chamonix, France in 1924 with 258 athletes representing 16 nations.

The image illustrates the striking landscape surrounding the city, with the snow-capped Alps visible to the west and north. The city is located on the northern banks of the famous Po River. Two of the Po's major tributaries are visible in this image, Stura di Lanzo and the Malone River. The built area of Turin appears dark grayish brown with large building complexes indicated by white roofs (bottom image center). La Mandria Regional Park, located along the southwest bank of Stura di Lanzo, is a nature and historical preserve approximately 10 km (6 miles) to the northwest of the city center. Decreasing image contrast over Turin is the result of atmospheric pollution commonly observed in the Po River valley.

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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 335k
Mission: ISS012  
Roll - Frame: E - 15598
Geographical Name: ITALY  
Center Lat x Lon: 45.2N x 7.6E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: E4
Camera Tilt: 16   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 180  
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=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 1003  
Date: 20060121   YYYYMMDD
Time: 095533   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 46.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 7.6E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 154   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 185   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 20   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: VALLEY  
Water Views: ICE, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: POLLUTION  
City Views: TORINO  
Photo is not associated with any sequences

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