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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS033-73-54 Date: Nov. 1989
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-Q

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  STS033-073-054 Cooper Creek, Queensland, Australia November 1989
Cooper Creek, one of many ephemeral rivers that flow across the central drainage basins of southwestern Queensland and southeastern Northern Territory, flows only after infrequent, prolonged, heavy rains. Most of the rivers, like the generally south-flowing Cooper Creek, traverse a landscape that has little local relief and terrain elevations that rarely exceed 200 feet (61 meters). The arid climate, coupled with very flat relief, promotes the development of extensive, braided streambeds and broad floodplains. The darker area shows the channeling or streamlining through the scrubby vegetation and some algae development within the floodplain. Because of the arid environment, evaporation plays a major role in water loss throughout this region of Australia.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 149k
Mission: STS033  
Roll - Frame: 73 - 54
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-Q  
Features: COOPER CREEK  
Center Lat x Lon: 27.5S x 141.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 20
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 15   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: E   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 15  
Date: 19891123   YYYYMMDD
Time: 224013   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 27.1S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 140.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 96   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 265   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 39   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, DELTA  
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