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LOCATION Direction Photo #: STS090-755-75 Date: Apr. 1998
Geographic Region: USA-NEW MEXICO

STS090-755-075 Jemez Mountains, New Mexico, USA April 1998
Located in north central New Mexico about 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Albuquerque is the Jemez Mountains. These mountains are a major volcanic landform and are the result of numerous volcanic eruptions that occurred in relatively recent geologic time (approximately 1 million years ago). Also known as Jemez Cladera and the Valles Caldera, this area is distinctive because of its circlet of lava domes located towards the northern rim. The Rio Chama and Abiquiu Reservoir border the mountains to the north and the Jemez River is visible along the southern flank of the mountains. Both of these rivers flow into the Rio Grande that follows the Rio Grande Rift that is visible in this image as the linear feature that parallels the bottom of the picture (along the east side of the mountains). The Nacimiento Fault is a prominent feature located along the western side of the Nacimiento Mountains (west of Jemez Mountains). A few puffy-looking cumulus clouds are visible. Most of the lighter-colored (highly reflective) areas show snow cover on the higher elevations of the mountains and in many of the shaded valleys.

Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 330k
Mission: STS090  
Roll - Frame: 755 - 75
Geographical Name: USA-NEW MEXICO  
Center Lat x Lon: 36.0N x 107W
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: 53   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   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: 36  
Date: 19980419   YYYYMMDD
Time: 225832   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 38.8N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 108.3W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 257   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 140   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 33   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Water Views: RIVER, LAKE  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  

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