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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS049-97-54 Date: May 1992
Geographic Region: INDONESIA

STS049-97-54 Tambora Volcano, Sumbawa Island, Indonesia May 1992
The most striking geologic feature in this photograph is the large circular Tambora Volcano caldera, the diameter of which is slightly more than 3 miles (5 kilometers). Prior to the disastrous eruption of 1815 when the volcano blew away most of its top, Tambora's summit was approximately 13 000 feet (4000 meters) above sea level. The present elevation of the caldera rim is more than 9000 feet (2700 meters) above sea level. Many geologists and volcanologists rank the 1815 eruption among the 10 most explosive eruptions of the modern era. Tambora, a classic stratovolcano with steep slopes and a symmetrical shape, is located on the north-central coast of Sumbawa Island, Indonesia, which is bordered on the north by the Flores Sea and on the southwest by Teluk Saleh Bay. Color infrared film, which displays green vegetation in varying shades of red, accentuates the distribution patterns of dense tropical vegetation surrounding the volcano and other land areas in the photograph.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 97k
Mission: STS049  
Roll - Frame: 97 - 54
Geographical Name: INDONESIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 8S x 118.0E
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera:: HB
Camera Tilt: 28   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?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 81  
Date: 19920513   YYYYMMDD
Time: 005425   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 7S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 119.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 60   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 198   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 38   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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