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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS033-79-18 Date: Nov. 1989
Geographic Region: AUSTRALIA-WA

STS033-079-018 Lake Macleod, Western Australia, Australia November 1989
Located north of the small coastal city of Carnarvon, estimated population 7200, Lake Macleod is the westernmost lake in Western Australia. Climatically, this part of Western Australia is greatly influenced by the north-flowing Western Australian current that brings cool water northward from Antarctica, which is not conducive to producing inland precipitation. This cool offshore current, coupled with a very flat coastal plain, contributes to the near-desert-like conditions along the coastal region as evidenced by the brown landscape around the lake and the highly reflective salt beds within the lake. The low point in the lake appears to be near the northern end where the light blues indicate some standing water. Close inspection discloses very faint lines at the southernmost end of Lake Macleod where large evaporation beds are used for the production of high-quality salt. Dirk Hartog, a Dutchman, made the first authenticated landing by a European along this coastline in 1616. Early explorers recorded phenomenal tidal ranges along this coastal area.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 91k
Mission: STS033  
Roll - Frame: 79 - 18
Geographical Name: AUSTRALIA-WA  
Features: LAKE MCLEOD  
Center Lat x Lon: 24S x 113.5E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 29   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 17  
Date: 19891124   YYYYMMDD
Time: 014937   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 22.7S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 111.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 94   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 241   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, DESERT  
Water Views: LAKE, PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: MINING  
City Views:  

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