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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-735-994 Date: Apr. 1997

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  NM23-735-994 Kamchatka Volcanoes, Russia Winter/Spring 1997
The Kamchatka Peninsula of eastern Russia has an exceptionally high number of active volcanoes; at least 25 volcanoes still erupt from time to time. The subduction of the Pacific plate under the Eurasian plate has produced the formation of at least 125 volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula. This particular snow-covered landscape is located along the southeast coast of the peninsula where the coastline borders the Gulf of Kronotskoye. Numerous volcanoes can be identified by the radial (drainage) patterns, generally circular shape, and their "shadowed" east facing slopes. The lengths of their shadows are directly related to the elevation of their respective crater rims or peaks. Kronotskaya Volcano, the tallest volcanic peak in the scene at 11570 feet (3528 meters) above sea level is visible casting a long, cone-shaped shadow in the center of the image. The pale-looking, uniform-textured feature west of Kronotskaya Volcano is frozen, snow-covered Lake Kronotskoye. A very narrow coastal plain with frozen, snow-covered vegetation in this part of the Kamchatka consists of arctic-alpine species and mountain tundra. The darker area (upper right corner) is part of the central valley where the Kamchatka River drains to the northeast. The rugged Vostochnyy Range of mountains, aligned in a northeast-southwest orientation separates the central valley from the line of volcanoes along the southeast coast.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 390k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 735 - 994
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Center Lat x Lon: 54.5N x 160.5E
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: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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: 19970418   YYYYMMDD
Time: 070424   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 29S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 80W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 121   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 210   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: -60   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: GULF, LAKE  
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