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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS040-80-43 Date: Jun. 1991
Geographic Region: USA-CALIFORNIA
Feature: MONO LAKE

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  STS040-80-43 Mono Lake, California, U.S.A. June 1991
Nestled in a basin between the high, snow-covered Sierra Nevada Mountains to the west and the lower, barren Excelsior Mountains to the east, Mono Lake is captured in this near-vertical photograph. Highly saline Mono Lake, almost 14 miles (23 kilometers) long and 9 miles (14 kilometers) wide, is located at an elevation of 6425 feet (1959 meters). Fed by springs that rise through beds of saline sands, the lake supplies water for the growing population of Los Angeles. During the last 20 years, the lake's total volume has been halved, and its salinity has doubled. Without measures to conserve the water volume, the ecosystem of the lake and its surrounding habitat are endangered.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 357k
Mission: STS040  
Roll - Frame: 80 - 43
Geographical Name: USA-CALIFORNIA  
Features: MONO LAKE  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 119W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 24   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   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: 98  
Date: 19910611   YYYYMMDD
Time: 151939   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.5N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 118W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 83   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 151   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 30   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: LAKE  
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