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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS032-97-6 Date: Jan. 1990
Geographic Region: PACIFIC OCEAN
Feature: CLOUDS

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  STS032-097-006 Collapsed Thunderstorm, Southern Pacific Ocean January 1990
This low-oblique view shows the remains of a collapsed thunderstorm in the southern Pacific Ocean northwest of Easter Island and northeast of Henderson Island. The surrounding arc cloud marks the edge of the cold air surge which developed when the storm collapsed. Thunderstorms develop as warm, moist air rises. As the moist air rises, it turns into rain or ice droplets. As the thunderstorm reaches its mature stage, violent updrafts are noted and precipitation begins. At the onset of precipitation, strong down-drafts develop. Falling precipitation reverses rising air columns by frictional drag, and the storm eventually begins to dissipate or collapse. At times around the arc cloud of the collapsing thunderstorm, new thunderstorms may begin to form.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 140k
Mission: STS032  
Roll - Frame: 97 - 6
Geographical Name: PACIFIC OCEAN  
Features: CLOUDS  
Center Lat x Lon: N x E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 70
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt:   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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: 101  
Date: 19900115   YYYYMMDD
Time: 204921   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 17.9S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 117W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 253   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 179   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 76   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views:  
Water Views: OCEAN, SUNGLINT  
Atmosphere Views: THUNDERSTORM  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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