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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: ISS040-E-16513 Date: Jun. 2014
Geographic Region: NAMIBIA

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  Dust plumes, Namib Desert coast--Namibia
Strong, hot winds known as "berg winds" (mountain winds) are lofting plumes of dust directly out into the Atlantic Ocean in this panoramic image taken from the International Space Station. The southern African equivalent of Santa Ana winds in California, berg winds blow on a few occasions in fall and winter, off all coasts of southern Africa. Other images from ISS have captured these dust plumes.

Namibia's great Sand Sea appears here as a reddish zone along part of the coast (image center). The Sand Sea is more than 350 km long, giving a sense of the length of the visible dust plumes. A light-toned sediment plume enters the sea at the mouth of the Orange River (image lower left), southern Africa's largest river.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 218k
Mission: ISS040  
Roll - Frame: E - 16513
Geographical Name: NAMIBIA  
Center Lat x Lon: 27S x 16.0E
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 10
Camera: N5
Camera Tilt: HO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 42  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: NW   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:  
Date: 20140621   YYYYMMDD
Time: 080232   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 30.2S  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 21.7E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 39   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 227   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 25   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: COAST, DESERT  
Atmosphere Views: DUST, PLUME  
Man Made Views:  
City Views:  
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