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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS079-781-100 Date: na 1996
Geographic Region: KAZAKHSTAN

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  STS079-781-100 Qaratal River, Kazakhstan September 1996
Entering the scene in the upper left portion of the image, the Qaratal River (sometimes referred to as the Karatal River) can be seen traversing the scene south to north, emptying into Lake Balkhash at the bottom center of this south-looking view. The Qaratal River rises in the Dzungarsk-Alatau Mountains near the border of Kazakhstan and China (not visible on image). The river flows generally northwestward turning generally northward when it reaches the Saryesik-Atyrau Desert, a large sand desert south of Lake Balkhash. Irrigation in the river valley is visible (darker areas within the floodplain of the river). Because of the irrigation, little water reaches Lake Balkhash.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 331k
Mission: STS079  
Roll - Frame: 781 - 100
Geographical Name: KAZAKHSTAN  
Center Lat x Lon: 46.0N x 77.5E
Film Exposure: F   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   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:  
Date: 1996____   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: DESERT  
Water Views: RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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