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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS068-174-151 Date: Oct. 1994
Geographic Region: USA-WASHINGTON

STS068-174-151 Columbia Plateau and Columbia River, Washington U.S.A. October 1994
The scablands (eroded basalt surfaces) and agricultural areas of the Columbia Plateau are visible in this southwest-looking, low-oblique photograph. Because of its rivers and lakes, the Columbia Plateau is an important source of hydroelectric power for Washington. The Spokane River can be seen joining the Columbia River at the bottom center of the photograph, and the confluence of the Snake River and Columbia River is evident just left of the photograph's center, near Kinnewick, Washington. Near the bottom right appears Grand Coulee Dam; directly to its south is Banks Lake, which sits in a canyon (coulee) that was the course of the Columbia River during the ice age.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 297k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 174 - 151
Geographical Name: USA-WASHINGTON  
Center Lat x Lon: 47.0N x 119W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera:: LH
Camera Tilt: LO   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: 103  
Date: 19941006   YYYYMMDD
Time: 183916   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 49.4N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 116.2W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 164   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 115   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 34   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLATEAU  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  

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