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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS069-729-19 Date: Sep. 1995
Geographic Region: USA-HAWAII

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  STS069-729-019 Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A. September 1995
Kauai, more than 5 million years old, is the oldest of the larger Hawaiian Islands. Waialeale Peak [5148 feet (1569 meters)], the wettest place on Earth, receives more than 500 inches (1270 centimeters) of precipitation each year. Because of excessive precipitation, much of the island (especially where humans and animals have modified the natural environment through agriculture and grazing) now faces the challenge of erosion. Gullied erosion has been documented along the Na Pali Coast of northwest Kauai where overgrazing has produced steep, barren slopes. The large quantity of rainfall has shaped beautiful vegetated canyons and valleys. Many conservationists are now studying the erosion problems to determine what balance can be maintained to protect and preserve the delicate flora and fauna species. The northeast half of Niihau is visible in the lower right corner of the photograph.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 271k
Mission: STS069  
Roll - Frame: 729 - 19
Geographical Name: USA-HAWAII  
Center Lat x Lon: 22.0N x 159.5W
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: 30   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: S   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: N   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 67  
Date: 19950911   YYYYMMDD
Time: 202955   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 24.0N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 159W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 118   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 215   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 55   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
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