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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS051-102-83 Date: Sep. 1993
Geographic Region: USA-HAWAII

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  STS051-102-083 Kohala Mountains, Hawaii, U.S.A. September 1993
The Kohala Mountains on the northernmost peninsula of the big island of Hawaii [their highest point reaching 5505 feet (1678 meters)] show the influence of topography on rainfall--greater rainfall on the northeast slopes have produced an abundance of vegetation, while the southwest slopes exhibit a sparsely vegetated landscape. This photograph provides a classic example of the rain shadow effect--winds from the northeast bring moisture over the mountains and through orographic uplift drop most of the moisture on the windward side of the mountains. The darker linear features on the windward side of the Kohala Mountains indicate that erosion is more severe on the northeast-facing slopes because of increased rainfall.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 278k
Mission: STS051  
Roll - Frame: 102 - 83
Geographical Name: USA-HAWAII  
Features: HAWAII I., KOHAIA MTS.  
Center Lat x Lon: 20.0N x 155.5W
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: 17   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   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: 53  
Date: 19930915   YYYYMMDD
Time: 181145   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 20.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 154.7W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 98   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 161   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 29   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: MOUNTAIN  
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