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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS102-303-17 Date: Mar. 2001
Geographic Region: EGYPT

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  STS102-303-17 Aswan High Dam, Egypt
The Aswan High Dam was completed in 1970 and is one of the largest earthen embankment dams in the world. It is 364 feet (111 m) tall, 12 565 feet (3830 m) long and nearly 3281 feet (1000 m) wide. When it was built the new reservoir required relocation of nearly 100 000 residents and some archaeological sites. Although the reservoir has benefited Egypt by providing power and controlling floods, it has also had detrimental effects on the Nile system. Before the dam, an estimated 110 million tons of silt was deposited by the annual flood of the Nile, enriching agricultural lands and maintaining the land of the Nile delta. Now this sediment is trapped behind the dam, requiring artificial fertilization of agricultural lands and leading to erosion and saltwater intrusion where the Nile river meets the Mediterranean Sea.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 67k
Mission: STS102  
Roll - Frame: 303 - 17
Geographical Name: EGYPT  
Center Lat x Lon: 24.0N x 33.0E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: NK
Camera Tilt: 21   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 110  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?:   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 156  
Date: 20010318   YYYYMMDD
Time: 090921   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 24.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 31.9E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 152   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 205   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 62   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: EROSION  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: DAM  
City Views:  
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