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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS068-225-10 Date: Oct. 1994

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  STS068-225-010 Southern Portion of West Siberian Plain, Russia October 1994
The southern edge of the West Siberian Plain of Russia is a transition zone consisting primarily of grasslands with forested lands to the north and semiarid Kirgiz Steppe lands to the south. This synoptic, low-oblique, southwest-looking photograph displays a landscape of large cultivated fields with numerous lakes and dry lakes interspersed across the flat plains. Although the entire region tends to be poorly drained, the wispy, linear features that trend northeast-southwest are densely vegetated, swampy areas. Part of the Irtysh River drainage system can be observed near the southern edge of the photograph. Lake Kulundinskoye is the large milky green lake (near the center of the photograph). Scattered about the scene are other fairly sizable, generally ovoid lakes with a range of colors; the different colors suggest that each lake is at a different level of eutrophication. While not distinguishable in the photograph, part of the border aligned northwest-southeast between Russia and the newly formed country of Kazakhstan crosses this region just west of the milky lake (Lake Bol'shoye Topul' Noye) near the northwest quadrant of the photograph. (Refer to STS-028-076-084 for a detailed view of Lake Kulundinskoye.)
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 116k
Mission: STS068  
Roll - Frame: 225 - 10
Geographical Name: RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
Center Lat x Lon: 52.0N x 79.5E
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: 46   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 40  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   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: 30  
Date: 19941002   YYYYMMDD
Time: 063535   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 53.7N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 78.4E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 180   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 117   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 33   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, FOREST  
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER, PLAYA  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: AGRICULTURE  
City Views:  
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