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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-L16-56 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: TURKEY

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  STS059-L16-056 Tuz Lake, Turkey April 1994
Shallow, saline Tuz Lake, located in a basin of the Konya Plain of central Turkey, is shown in this low-oblique, southwest-looking photograph. Tuz Lake covers 625 square miles (1620 square kilometers) and is nearly 2960 feet (900 meters) above sea level. A few streams feed the lake, but it has no outlet. The water level in the lake varies with precipitation received from season to season and year to year. Salt is mined from the lake's shores. The Konya Plain is a rich agricultural and livestock raising region. Numerous field patterns surround the lake. Smaller lakes can be seen north and southwest of Tuz Lake. The small Karasinir Mountain Range separates Tuz Lake and the Hirfanli Reservoir (dark blue water) of the Kizil River (northeast of the lake).
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 92k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: L16 - 56
Geographical Name: TURKEY  
Center Lat x Lon: 39.0N x 33.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: LH
Camera Tilt: 47   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SW   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: 81  
Date: 19940414   YYYYMMDD
Time: 095908   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 40.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 34.3E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 188   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 59   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, HILL  
Water Views: LAKE, PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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