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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS056-90-79 Date: Apr. 1993
Geographic Region: GHANA

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  STS056-090-079 Lake Volta, Ghana April 1993
This low-oblique, southeast-looking photograph of Lake Volta (Volta Reservoir) provides a rare opportunity to see almost the entire reservoir with very few obscuring clouds. Lake Volta, one of the world's largest manmade lakes, occupies a large area of southern Ghana--approximately 3275 square miles (8480 square kilometers) 280 miles (450 kilometers) upstream of the Akosombo Dam. Water impounded in this reservoir is used to irrigate crops, regulate the flow of water in Volta River, and generate hydroelectric power that supports an aluminum industry in Ghana. The Sun reflecting off the surface of the water (sunglint) helps identify and map the land-water boundaries.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 158k
Mission: STS056  
Roll - Frame: 90 - 79
Geographical Name: GHANA  
Center Lat x Lon: 7.0N x .0E
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: LO   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:  
Date: 199304__   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: FOREST, HILL  
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Man Made Views:  
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