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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS059-L17-113 Date: Apr. 1994
Geographic Region: TURKEY

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  STS059-L17-113 Euphrates River, Turkey April 1994
The highlight of this low-oblique, northeastern view of the Euphrates River, as it flows generally southward through southeastern Turkey, is the recently completed Ataturk Dam and resultant reservoir. In addition to its main watercourse, the Euphrates River has three very large, distinct reservoirs. The largest and newest reservoir was created by construction of the Ataturk Dam, named for Kemal Ataturk, the Turkish leader who enjoyed tremendous success ruling and modernizing Turkey during the first half of the 20th century. These dams were constructed to help with flood control; provide water for irrigation; and, most importantly, provide hydroelectric power to this region of Turkey. The dark-to-light boundary line east of the Euphrates River distinguishes the elevation and vegetation changes between the lower terrain to the south and the elevated plateaus and low mountains to the north. Average elevations range from 2500 feet (760 meters) for the lowlands to more than 5000 feet (1520 meters) for the plateaus and mountains (lighter browns and tans that have less vegetation). A broad swath of agricultural field patterns southeast of the Ataturk Dam and reservoir can also be observed. The other famous river in this region, the Tigris, is barely visible near the eastern edge of the photograph as it makes its south-to-east bend just southeast of the city of Diyarbakir.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 105k
Mission: STS059  
Roll - Frame: L17 - 113
Geographical Name: TURKEY  
Center Lat x Lon: 38.0N x 38.5E
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: 24   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 90  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NE   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: 81  
Date: 19940414   YYYYMMDD
Time: 100013   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 37.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 37.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 196   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 116   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 61   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: HILL  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: DAM  
City Views:  
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